CD Projekt Red Says Cyberpunk 2077’s Post-Launch Expansions Will ‘Be Bigger Than Typical DLC’

CD Projekt Red Says Cyberpunk 2077’s Post-Launch Expansions Will ‘Be Bigger Than Typical DLC’
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Following the unfortunate news of Cyberpunk 2077’s delay, which now has the game hitting current-gen consoles and PC in November instead of September, CD Projekt Red had an investors’ call, where they discussed future expansions for their upcoming first-person open-world RPG, saying that they’ll be much bigger than typical DLC.

During the call, CD Projekt Red board member Michal Nowakowski said that Cyberpunk 2077’s post-launch expansions won’t be something that they’ve just “kept in drawer,” meaning that they won’t just feature filler content that doesn’t add anything to the players’ experience. This lines up with what has previously been said regarding the game’s DLC, as CDPR wants to follow The Witcher 3’s post-launch DLC model, as both Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine felt like they were necessary expansions.

“We haven’t specifically mentioned the number of DLCs – we prefer to call them expansions as they’re bigger than typical DLCs,” said Nowakowski during the aforementioned investors’ call. “But of course the fact that the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 has been moved will proportionately move the release of such potential expansions. We haven’t made any specific announcement on when that’s planned, but since these are actually being developed, these are not any pieces we keep in the drawer, so to speak. They will first have to be made.”

For the most part, post-launch DLC for AAA titles never features any content that feels necessary. But, as previously mentioned, this wasn’t the case with The Witcher 3’s DLC expansions, so most probably have faith that this will also be the case whenever CD Projekt Red drops Cyberpunk 2077’s post-launch content.

No hard date has been set for any of the game’s post-launch DLC, but it’s probably safe to assume that new content will be added to Cyberpunk 2077 throughout 2021. Unfortunately, though, none of that new content will feature a multiplayer expansion, which might not come to the game until 2022.

As of right now though, CD Projekt Red’s main focus is working out the remaining bugs and other technical issues that caused the game to be delayed yet again. But, even though the game has been delayed several times, it’s still one of this year’s most anticipated remaining AAA releases, along with upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 19, barring any further delays. As of right now, it’s unclear when the game will be released on Sony and Microsoft’s respective next-gen consoles.