Released at the end of 2020 with losses and crashes (mostly losses, it must be admitted), Cyberpunk 2077 was long awaited. The disappointment was all the greater as the title was released in a sorry state on the previous generation consoles that are the PS4 and the Xbox One; moult videos of bugs of all kinds reported a huge project that was announced for the already exhausted teams of CD Projekt.
After almost two years, a multitude of patches and the release of a Next-Gen version, the title enjoys a much better reputation among studio worshipers. All that was missing was the announcement of a true narrative DLC which would be as qualitative as those of the studio’s previous game: The Witcher 3. The gap is now ancient history because, earlier in the evening of September 6, CD Projekt lifted the veil on this first expansion.
Scheduled for 2023, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will allow V, the player-created protagonist, to roam an all-new area of the Pacifica district. Place of all dangers, this district with non-existent laws will be the scene of a whole new story allowing you to explore a little more the world of Cyberpunk 2077.
In addition to all that, Keanu Reeves dropped by to say hello during the announcement to let us know that his character Johnny Silverhand will of course be there, CD Projekt obviously can’t afford to do without this character adored by most players. New characters, new enemies and old acquaintances: the program promises to be enticing.
But the information that is likely to cause a stir, knowing that they had already suffered from a totally unplayable game when it was released, is the discontinuation of support for the PS4 and Xbox One versions. The latter will therefore not receive the DLC or new content updates. Enough to make the first-time buyers cringe who were still ready to defend the title body and soul.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be available in 2023 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series and CD Projekt therefore decides to satisfy fans of the game who play on next-gen consoles and PC, but also to leave players still playing on older generation consoles in the rearview mirror . With all the setbacks that the studio has been able to endure over the past two years, this decision raises questions as it goes completely against a pro-consumer approach.