CD Projekt has confirmed that Phantom Liberty, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 growth that includes Keanu Reeves (opens in new tab) and Sasha Gray (opens in new tab) that may open up an all-new district of Evening Metropolis, won’t be free.
That Cyberpunk 2077 gamers should fork over some money for Phantom Liberty may appear apparent—I definitely thought so—however to be truthful, CD Projekt muddied the waters an excellent bit with The Witcher 3, a morass of DLC, expansions, and content material, a few of it free and far of it not. I imply, simply have a look at this:
The studio promised related issues (opens in new tab) for Cyberpunk 2077, saying in August 2020 that it could get free DLC as effectively. It did not get into specifics about how the post-launch content material would break down, nevertheless it did not actually matter as a result of the plan rapidly went off the rails (opens in new tab) as CD Projekt was pressured to concentrate on fixing the sport fairly than increasing it. The primary free DLC confirmed up in August 2021 and it didn’t impress (opens in new tab), though, you already know, it was free.
CD Projekt has beforehand differentiated between free DLC and paid expansions for Cyberpunk 2077, albeit within the comparatively low-profile discussion board of a 2021 buyers name (opens in new tab).
“There’s a distinction—for us a minimum of—between DLCs and expansions,” CD Projekt’s Michał Nowakowski stated on the time. “I would wish to remind about that: A DLC is a smaller piece of content material which now we have been freely giving free of charge up to now with The Witcher 3, and that’s nonetheless the plan for Cyberpunk.
“In relation to expansions, corresponding to Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone, that may be a greater factor. These are paid, and as soon as we announce one thing like that for Cyberpunk, it should positively be paid.”
It is arduous to think about that a complete new story that includes two notable names and a previously-unseen a part of town could possibly be thought of “a smaller piece of content material,” however simply in case there was any doubt, CD Projekt’s world PR director Radek Grabowski confirmed with GamesRadar (opens in new tab) that Phantom Liberty “can be a paid one.” Pricing hasn’t been introduced, however Grabowski added that CD Projekt’s expansions “are historically cheaper than full-price video games,” so it’s going to most likely be someplace below $60.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty guarantees “a spy-thriller growth” with “a brand new fashion of plot” that facilities across the New United States of America, the nation that arose within the wake of the Collapse. A launch date hasn’t been set, nevertheless it’s anticipated to be out someday in 2023. CD Projekt can be at the moment engaged on a full Cyberpunk 2077 sequel (opens in new tab).