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CD Projekt Red has just announced Phantom Liberty, the first major expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, which will be released in 2023. First and only is the more accurate description, as Cyberpunk doesn’t get any more after that.
Phantom Liberty was not announced as such, but CD Projekt Red confirmed it in the comments the official teaser on Youtube. Viewer Jonna Dragneel mentioned that they hope for more expansions down the road, but CDPR responded to the opposite. “For the future, Phantom Liberty is the only planned expansion for Cyberpunk 2077,” its comment clearly reads. The expansion will see V being pledged to serve the new United States, something that the returning Johnny Silverhand isn’t super excited about. Phantom Liberty will have a spy thriller feel and will see players explore a new district of Night City – a new and the last.
However, this does not mean that support for Cyberpunk 2077 ends completely. In fact, patch 1.6, known as the “Edgerunners update,” is live now across all platforms, adding new weapons and cosmetics in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix anime spinoff. However, it is the last update for last-gen versions of the game, so console players will need to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S versions. In fact, Phantom Liberty will only be available on those consoles and PC, but next-gen upgrades are thankfully free for anyone who owns a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One copy of Cyberpunk 2077.
Meanwhile, CD Projekt Red is also working on the next Witcher game, which is currently in pre-production. “Games” plural is the better word there, as CDPR confirmed that there will be “more than one game” in this next Witcher saga. In addition, it confirmed that the original PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of The Witcher 3 are “on track” to be released in Q4 2022. This is welcome news considering that they have been delayed before.