Cyberpunk 2077 is still getting massive expansions this year

CD Projekt RED reassured fans that it hasn't completely forgotten about its initial promise to release big post-launch content for the controversial APRG title.

At this point, fans might as well give up hoping that Cyberpunk 2077 will ever reach the heights once promised by CD Projekt Red. But, that doesn't mean CDPR should just leave Cyberpunk 2077 as it is. Even though the controversial action role-playing game didn't quite measure up to expectations after years of hype, it's a fairly solid game that could still pave the way for a new franchise for CDPR.

Cyberpunk Expansions
Cyberpunk 2077 fans still haven't given up on the game's chances of living up to its potential.

Thankfully, the Polish studio hasn't completely forgotten about Cyberpunk 2077, as evidenced in their recent announcement.

CDPR already fulfilled its promise from last year that it would be releasing the next-gen update and patch 1.5 for Cyberpunk 2077. However, this isn't the big DLC that most fans were hoping to get for Cyberpunk 2077, more than a year into the game's release. Some took this lack of update as a sign that CDPR had dropped its initial plans for major Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, which is not the case.

While confirming that The Witcher 4 is in development using Unreal Engine 5, CD Projekt RED mentioned that it is still using the in-house REDengine to work on the "upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion."

That Cyberpunk 2077 will continue to use the same "problematic" engine should not come as a surprise, but it's also the first time that we've heard about the DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 in a while. Perhaps the studio has learned to keep things quiet until they're ready to hit the market, which is admittedly the right way to go. One of Cyberpunk 2077's biggest problems was the surrounding hype. Even if CDPR will not admit that this is the case, the pressure to release the game as soon as possible might have affected the development and resulted in how bad Cyberpunk 2077 was at launch.

At the end of the day, only CDPR knows what its current plans are for Cyberpunk 2077. It is worth noting that the studio claimed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have "more" DLC than The Witcher 3.

Cyberpunk Still Getting Expansions This Year
Cyberpunk 2077 is in a much better state right now than before.

With sixteen free DLCs and two paid expansions, CDPR has a lot of catching up to do with Cyberpunk 2077. The good news is that patch 1.5 appears to have left Cyberpunk 2077 in a playable state. Fingers crossed, we'll see the first paid expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 this year, and it will be just as memorable as either Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.

Ray Ampoloquio
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