While Cyberpunk 2077 didn't have the smoothest launch, it's received regular fixes and tweaks over the past year, and now not only is an expansion confirmed, we know it's coming next year. That's all the expectation, and with a few more years it would actually be 2077 (us kids), for the ultimate headset-free VR experience.
During the financial call on Thursday, CD Projekt Red revealed that the expansion will arrive sometime in 2023. There are no details now on what the new content will be, but it also confirmed that there will be more details later this year.
CD Projekt Red has also reaffirmed its continued support for the game, which comes as no surprise after the massive 1.5 patch in February. It was welcome, albeit a long time coming, and introduced PS5 and Xbox Series versions and a huge list of improvements, fixes, and changes.
As mentioned in the @CDPROJEKTRED_IR financial appeal moments ago, the next Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is coming in 2023. Stay tuned for more details later this year 🦾 https://t.co/rq1w6RDTDLAA April 14, 2022
There is a huge shopping list that most players can make for Cyberpunk 2077 patches. From the expansions to the customization of V and his vehicles, the increased depth and complexity of NPC and AI behavior, agency and depth of the backstory system for V, but it all seems unlikely with an expansion so far removed from the main release. Instead, it's most likely a set of content additions, bringing new vehicles, new weapons and cyberware, and new missions and areas to ride your stolen cyberbike and duel with gangsters.
A welcome change that is possible would be more depth in the hacking systems for netrunners, as well as the options available to the lackluster crafting system. It would be great to see more solvable quests, lore uncovered, or quests deconstructed by using intelligence-focused builds, and likewise bring some customization and flair to being a tech character. The crafting skill is particularly annoying, with many perks exclusively unlocking higher crafting rarities.
But maybe I'm just predisposed to wanting hook launchers in my arms, or making smart weapons that cook my eggs first thing in the morning.
- If waiting for the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion has filled you with hours, we got good feedback in our Dying Light 2 review.