Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty growth boasts the most important funds for a CD Projekt Crimson further content material but. Chatting with the Polish monetary information outlet Parkiet, the developer’s investor relations supervisor Marek Bugdoł steered that it was the most important growth within the studio’s historical past by way of funds. The chief additionally said that the corporate feels “comfortable” with the present work cycle on Phantom Liberty. Growth on Cyberpunk 2077 was rushed to fulfill the 2021 launch date, leading to a myriad of technical points at launch.
Whereas not explicitly talked about, a sure chunk of the elevated funds might need gone in direction of casting Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad, Molly’s Sport) in a serious position for the Phantom Liberty growth. In it, he stars as Solomon Reed, an FIA agent for the “New United States of America,” a faction that the participant character, V, pledges allegiance to. Plot particulars are scarce, however a teaser from September revealed that Keanu Reeves will probably be reprising his position because the magnetic Johnny Silverhand, who finds V’s newfound oath a “bad idea.” Anticipate tonnes of useless authorities officers, new characters, and an electrical whip, as you tackle an “impossible mission” of espionage and survival in Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming growth.
Over on Cyberpunk 2077’s official subreddit, there was a small misunderstanding amongst members, who believed Phantom Liberty to be the “biggest expansion” in CD Projekt Crimson’s historical past — earlier than Parkiet’s report was up to date. Nonetheless, group director Marcin Morton rose to the event and clarified that it was merely the most important budget-wise. “Just wanted to point out that this part is about the biggest budget when it comes to expansion packs we’ve released. We will be talking more about the game scope-related details in the future,” his remark reads. At the moment, CD Projekt Crimson’s greatest paid growth, by way of scope, is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Blood and Wine, which added round 40 hours of gameplay to the bottom sport.
As reported beforehand, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will probably be a paid growth. Whereas pricing hasn’t been set but, CDPR discovered it essential to make clear the element because the studio is understood for dropping a number of add-on content material for its titles. The free ones are coined the time period “DLCs,” whereas the bigger, long-term developed content material known as an “expansion.”
The long-dormant curiosity in Cyberpunk 2077 spiked after the premiere of the Netflix anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — at one level, attracting a million gamers every day, throughout each consoles and PC. In fact, part of this resurgence needed to do with the builders fixing a whole lot of the technical points, which prevented gamers from having expertise on the streets of Night time Metropolis. An analogous spike was seen with the participant depend of The Witcher 3 as effectively after the Henry Cavill-led live-action sequence dropped on Netflix.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty growth releases someday this yr on PC, PS5, and Xbox Collection S/X.