Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is officially the end of Cyberpunk 2077
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The release of Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming expansion Phantom Liberty certainly won’t spell the end of the Cyberpunk franchise. It is the final major update or DLC we’ll see released for the 2020 game though as CD Projekt RED devs switch their focus and efforts over to the next instalment in the The Witcher series.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to release on 26 September, so we don’t have too much longer to wait. The game will mark the return of Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand, plus introduce Idris Elba’s new brooding Solomon Reed. At Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, it was announced that a bunch of updates coming to Phantom Liberty - including the introduction of vehicular combat, a new relic skill tree, redesigned cyberware and revamped police - would also be brought into the main game via Update 2.0. We don’t have an exact release date for Update 2.0 but it is due to release ahead of Phantom Liberty.
Take a look at Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty in action below.
Phantom Liberty does look set to complete Cyberpunk 2077’s redemption arc. We know that a sequel is coming in the form of the secretive Project Orion but Phantom Liberty will seemingly be the last major content update we see for the original title. As reported by WCCFTech, CDPR devs have now switched their focus onto the upcoming The Witcher 4 - which isn’t technically called The Witcher 4, but it is the next mainline instalment.
Codenamed Polaris, The Witcher 4 will kickstart a brand new saga in The Witcher series. It’s not been confirmed which character will lead the game. It doesn’t seem as if it’s Geralt. Many have suggested Ciri but who knows? It could be a brand new face.
CDPR have confirmed in recent days that they’ve now got a whopping 260 devs working on the project, making it their second-biggest project after the release of Phantom Liberty. I’d expect the dev numbers will exceed Phantom Liberty’s once that expansion is out the door and into the world. CDPR also has small teams working on the codenamed Sirius and ‘other projects’.