Three things the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel needs to do better on PS5

With the sequel officially announced to be underway, we started to think about what Cyberpunk sequel improvements for PS5 we would like.

Three things the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel needs to do better on PS5
Sean Lawson

Opinion by Sean Lawson

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We had a blast earning all of those Cyberpunk 2077 trophies throughout 2023. Now, with the news that follow-up 'Project Orion is underway at CD Projekt Red, we have started to think about some Cyberpunk sequel improvements for PS5 we would love to see. Make sure to check out our guide to the best PS5 games to see where Cyberpunk landed on there.

Cyberpunk 2077 sequel is in the works at CDPR

  • CD Projekt Red has officially begun work on the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel codenamed Orion.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 was nothing more than a "warm-up" to the sequel that CDPR is cooking up.
  • The Cyberpunk 2077 sequel will be developed by the new CDPR team in Boston, with assistance from its studio in Vancouver
Cyberpunk 2077's narrative director, Igot Sarzynski, has taken to X to inform the world that the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 is now officially underway. Codenamed Orion, the sequel is looking to make the world of Cyberpunk even grander than it is now and we should expect to see a lot of incredible improvements when the title officially launches in the distant future.
"First day in the Boston office! So good to meet old friends and officially kickstart our Orion journey. I couldn't be more excited for this project and I'm sure we can make it something special. 2077 was just a warm-up.

"Also I can't overstate the value of working with people you know, trust, and like. The space of creative vulnerability, openness, and risk is where the magic happens."

While it's very exciting to hear that a sequel is officially underway, this got me thinking about certain changes that Cyberpunk 2077 needs to make to be even bigger and better. So, here are three Cyberpunk 2077 sequel improvements I want to see on PS5.
SeanL

No missable trophies based on the skill tree, thank you

Something that I found quite annoying in Cyberpunk 2077, was not being able to unlock all of the skills for every skill tree that there was. Instead, I had to be very tactile with how I spent my points so I could make sure to grab skills I wanted/needed as well as making sure I unlocked the skills that were related to the trophies that could be missed.

These potentially missable trophies are 'Ten out of Ten' (reach max level in a skill) and 'Master Crafter' (craft three legendary items). However, thanks to the 2.0 update that saw the skills trees rejigged, the latter trophy should be obtainable no matter what.

I'd like for the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel to allow me to keep grinding away earning as many skill points as I want, all so I can max out every skill tree and be an absolute powerhouse of a cyber-killing machine. This also means if any trophies end up being tied to the skill tree, I won't have to worry about them potentially being missable if I don't purchase the skill before I run out of points.
SeanL

Cyberpunk 2077 romance options need expanding and deepening

I'm a sucker for romance in my RPGs. I like building up a connection to a character and genuinely caring about what happens to them. In Cyberpunk 2077 that was Kerry Eurodyne for me.

While I enjoyed the missions with Kerry and building a relationship between him and V, it kind of felt like it was over before it even really began. Once the mission chain involving them is done, you don't see your romantic partner aside from a few brief cutscenes towards the end of the game.

I'd like for the Cyberpunk sequel to flesh out the romances more. I want more interactions with them, special missions, be able to take them on dates, and most importantly, have them accompany you through the world as you hack, shoot, and stomp through missions.

I think it would be a fun change of pace to have somebody fighting alongside you and add a bit of banter between two lovers as you traverse through different levels and side quests. Of course, this would be optional as not everybody likes having an AI partner, but I think it would be a fantastic addition that would keep me hooked and happy.
SeanL

Adding more horror-themed side quests would be perfect

Horror-themed side quests were something that I didn't expect to see in Cyberpunk 2077 when I started it up. Trying to fight a silent enemy who would attack from the shadows or unraveling what went wrong in a seemingly normal household (fried cybernetics and murder) we're both freaky as hell.

I don't even want to think about the end of River's relationship quest (that farm was something else) or the many different Cyberpsycho sighting side quests that were brimming with terrifying energy. However, while pulse-poundingly scary, these missions wound up being some of my favorite aspects of the game.

Horror works so well in the Cyberpunk universe. While I wouldn't want the game to become some cyber horror franchise, I think sprinkling even more of these types of missions into the sequel would be a really smart decision from CDPR. The game truly shone the brightest for me in these moments and is something I looked forward to experiencing anytime a mission started to take a somewhat sinister and 'supernatural' turn.

That's all of my thoughts on what I would like to see improved upon and added to the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. Is there anything you would like to see added in the sequel? Do you agree with my picks? Let us know all your thoughts and feelings in the comments below and make sure to take a peek at our upcoming PS5 games to see what sequels are coming out soon!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Dragon Age The Veilguard, Monster Hunter Wilds, Funko Fusion, and Silent Hill 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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