In September, CD Projekt Redc (CDPR) announced that it will be releasing an expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 entitled Phantom Freedom that would add characters and a new location to the game. Now the developer has confirmed that you’ll have to pay for the DLC when it comes out and if you want to see what’s new in Night City. CDPR’s global PR director Radek Grabowski told GamesRadar+: “As for the price of the expansion – we haven’t revealed exact details yet, but it will be a paid one.” Grabowski also told the publication that the developer’s expansions are “traditionally less expensive than full-price games.” To note, Cyberpunk 2077 cost $60 when it launched.
Phantom Freedom will be a spy thriller and will include espionage work for the New United States of America. It stars the main character of the game V and Johnny Silverhand, the popular one Cyberpunk 2077 character played by Keanu Reeves. When it first announced the DLC, CDPR said it would only be released for the Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, and PC. It will skip the PS4 and the Xbox One altogether, which is perhaps not surprising given the issues the developer faced with the release of the main game.
As you recall, the game’s launch was marred by bugs and glitches – some of which even prevented players from completing quests and moving forward. Performance was especially poor on older generation consoles, prompting the developer to release a statement promising to roll out fixes that would make the game playable. The problems were so bad that Sony Interactive Entertainment pulled the game from the PlayStation Store and offered refunds to anyone who asked. That being said, Cyberpunk 2077 was able to get past the buggy launch, thanks to CDPR rolling out a stream of patches, as well as the release of a Netflix anime. In October, the developer announced it will be working on a sequel to the game codenamed “Orion”, which will further develop “the potential” of the sci-fi franchise.
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