CDPR, again earlier than the Cyberpunk 2077 launch fiasco, was identified for offering a hell of lots of worth for players in The Witcher 3 period. There was the sprawling sport itself, however as gamers would ultimately uncover, CDPR would additionally go on to make two huge expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, that have been virtually the dimensions of separate video games themselves, particularly Blood and Wine. On the time, it was thought that CDPR had created a brand new normal for DLC.
It…has not likely been matched since. The trade has normally has shied away from giant, expansive DLCs to single participant video games, with few exceptions, and even amongst people who have performed it, and performed it nicely, I’m nonetheless unsure something has matched The Witcher 3’s DLC.
However Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty may.
The Cyberpunk enlargement goes to be out in 2023 sooner or later, and could have V becoming a member of some type of authorities company earlier than the top of the primary sport’s story (given how the ending performs out). Keanu Reeves returns as Johnny Silverhand, and now, Idris Elba has proven as much as play a central function.
In line with CDPR’s Marek Bugdoł, who works in investor relations and just lately spoke with Polish outlet Parkiet (through The Gamer), he says that the sport has the largest finances for an enlargement CDPR has ever performed. “We hope that the brand new adventures and characters will entice those that are already conversant in Cyberpunk and in addition encourage many new gamers to begin taking part in Evening Metropolis,” he mentioned.
Whether or not an even bigger finances means the dimensions and size of the enlargement will even be bodily larger than Blood and Wine is unclear, but it surely definitely appears doable.
Cyberpunk 2077’s post-launch plans modified dramatically when the sport launched in an unfinished state, and as a substitute of instantly transitioning into enlargement content material, CDPR needed to spent an inordinate period of time fixing the sport. The unique plan appeared to have been Witcher-like. Free DLCs immediately, then two sizable expansions later. In Cyberpunk 2077’s case, there have been rumors a few multiplayer part floating round too, after a spin-off sport was cancelled. As a substitute, the free DLCs have been massively delayed, and two massive expansions turned one massive enlargement, Phantom Liberty. After that, CDPR will transfer on to its enormous slate of upcoming initiatives which features a new Witcher trilogy, a brand new IP and a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.
As somebody who has adopted Cyberpunk 2077 via all its ups and downs, and possibly has 200 hours into the sport throughout three endgame-level Vs, I’m eagerly awaiting Phantom Liberty, and information of a large finances is definitely welcome. We’ve nonetheless barely seen something from it, and it might be good to listen to a few date sooner or later, however my greatest guess for now can be a while this summer season. We’ll need to see.
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