Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt. Among the many things the game offers, the story is considered great and takes place in the fictional Night City. It is an open-world set in the Cyberpunk universe.
The main character can be customized as much as you want, and his name is V, a mercenary who is well-versed in hacking and a mix of melee and ranged combat machines. These skills can be improved as you progress. Throughout the story, we see V’s struggle with a cybernetic implant that is now threatening to overwrite his body with memories and the personality of a deceased celebrity, which is only perceivable by V. The two must now work together to separate themselves and save V.
Before it was released, the game was considered the most awaited game ever, but the tides changed once we got to play the game. Some people were happy with the diversity it showed in the game, but many criticized it due to the abundance of bugs that made the game unplayable.
Even though it was created using REDengine 4, with a team of around 500 people. That’s more than the people who worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, yet the game still managed to mess up quite severely. Although there have been some fixes, a considerable part of the game is still unplayable compared to other similar games. The new expansion Phantom Liberty has ignited some hopes for the game to get better, but there might be something else in hindsight.
Phantom Liberty Might be the Only DLC
The trailer doesn’t show much information on the DLC, but we know it is a “spy-thriller expansion” and will be in the new district of Night City, and it is set to release in 2023. You might not know that this is the only planned expansion for Cyberpunk 2077.
If you scroll down enough, you will see some people showing their passion for the game and its future content. But the official YouTube channel itself replied to them that “Phantom Liberty is the only planned expansion for Cyberpunk 2077“.
Now you may think that is what they have planned for now, and they may prepare for another in the future. However, that possibility is very slim, and there are some reasons. Firstly, we know they initially had 2 DLCs planned, but maybe due to the reception the game received, they trimmed it down to one, which we know as Phantom Liberty.
Moreover, some of their statements after Cyberpunk 2077 show that they are planning on scaling up, so they can handle 2 AAA games at once. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 may not be one of those. There might be updates and add-ons on a smaller level, but something as big as another expansion or significant content is less likely.
The only good information we have on this game is the anime spin-off we are getting on Netflix called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Patch 1.6, also known as the Edgerunners update, will feature some items from the anime series. It shows that they are making an effort to expand their game somehow.
The only thing that Cyberpunk 2077 fans can hope for is that the expansion does well, so they become more inclined towards the development of another one. If they had thrown the idea out completely, they would have used those words specifically instead of “planned.”
In addition, they have The Witcher series, which is way more successful, and could pay off well with multiple expansions in the future.
All we can do is hope. In the meantime, let us know your favorite things about this game. Do you think the expansion will make it better than expected? We will get back to you on that in the comments below!