Quest director Pawel Sasko says working with Epic Games is "a challenge" but "also an honor" and something "we can also learn from."
But quest director Paweł Sasko feels that "the first-person perspective is the main characteristic for Cyberpunk."
Chief creative officer Adam Badowski says team leadership is already working out of North America, Vancouver and Boston for the sequel.
Update 2.0 and Phantom Liberty are the action RPG's last big updates, game director Gabe Amatangelo has reiterated.
Some developers will support Phantom Liberty after it launches in September. Others will shift to Project Orion and Project Hadar.
The developer says it is "overstaffed" and won't have "other opportunities" for surplus employees across its upcoming projects.
Steps are also in place to ensure employees don't get burned out, and it's a "very healthy work-life balance right now."
CD Projekt Red CFO Piotr Nielubowicz used Cyberpunk 2077 as a "good reference point" when discussing development headcount.
Quest director Paweł Sasko says the "core" team will establish CDPR's North America studio, and will work on Project Orion alongside CD Projekt RED Vancouver.
Development on Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion is also currently in the "final production phase." It's launching in 2023.