It's a two-for-one Thursday (or Friday, if you live in that part of the world) for CD Projekt RED. Shortly after announcing its new menstrual leave policy, the Polish company confirmed it will reveal more info about Phantom Liberty, the first and only premium expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, in June.
Unfortunately, that was the end of CDPR's most recent announcement. So far, CDPR has only released two teaser trailers for Phantom Liberty, both of which confirm that Keanu Reeves is coming back and Idris Elba is joining in on the fun. But, it's still unclear if Phantom Liberty is coming out later this year or if CDPR has decided to delay it.
If it's any consolation, Phantom Liberty is going to be exclusive to current-gen consoles, so it's going to look awesome.
Exciting news, chooms: in June we’ll start to share more information about the #PhantomLiberty expansion. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/AePD1pWhxP
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) March 30, 2023
As for the timing of CDPR's announcement, it's all but guaranteed by now that more footage will be shown at Geoff Keighley's Summer Games Fest on June 8.
E3 has officially been canceled following the news that SEGA and Tencent, as well as Ubisoft, are no longer attending the event.
On one hand, it feels nice to know that more Cyberpunk 2077 news is coming. On the other hand, it's as satisfying as your parents telling you that they'll explain to you something you're curious about when you're older.
Public opinion on Cyberpunk 2077 has gone from sour to mostly positive in the past year. Netflix's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners certainly helped. But, the majority of the credit goes to the development team for turning things around. There's still plenty of genuine concern that Phantom Liberty will be awful at launch. However, we don't think CDPR is willing to take another hit in its valuation as a result of another "bad" game.
A sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 is already in the pipeline although fans shouldn't expect to see it come out anytime soon.