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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will finally introduce vehicular combat to the game

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will finally introduce vehicular combat to the game

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will finally introduce vehicular combat to the game.

In case you didn’t tune in to the latest Xbox Showcase, CD Projekt Red and Keanu Reeves gave us our first look at the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty, including a story trailer, new gameplay, and the divisive price of the expansion.

The new DLC will see the dynamic duo V and Johnny Silverhand head to a new location, Dog Town, in an attempt to save V’s life, destroying anyone and anything that gets in their way. Now, CD Projekt Red has announced the DLC will include a new way to dispatch enemies: vehicular combat.

Take a look at Phantom Liberty in action below.

Attentive fans who were browsing screenshots from the upcoming expansion noticed what looked like V firing a pistol whilst driving a motorcycle, which was later confirmed to be a new feature coming to the game. Senior communication manager at CD Projekt Red, Paweł Burza, stated: "Together with Phantom Liberty we’re introducing vehicle combat … You’ll be able to fire guns from your car or bike or use weapons, which are mounted on your car."

There were segments in Cyberpunk 2077’s story that saw the player firing at pursuing vehicles, but they were more like action set-pieces, as the player had no control over the car they were in. The DLC will mark the first time players can freely aim their weapon while driving, which will likely be controlled similarly to the Grand Theft Auto games, with greater combat capabilities but less control of the vehicle.

Cyberpunk 2077 has made an impressive comeback since its disastrous launch, and has received several content updates and patches, vastly improving its graphical fidelity and performance. The launch was so bad, that the game was recently admitted into the New York Museum of Failures earlier this year.

Phantom Liberty will introduce new stories and characters (like Idris Elba’s character Solomon Reed), a new skill tree, and presumably some new weapons, vehicles and customisation options for players to express themselves with, both violently and stylishly. Phantom Liberty will be available later this year, and cost £24.99/$29.99.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt Red

Topics: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, Xbox, PlayStation, PC