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Cyberpunk 2077 just got the update we've all been dreading

Cyberpunk 2077 just got the update we've all been dreading

It’s the end of Cyberpunk 2077, kind of

Despite its very rocky launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has gone on to be one of the best sci-fi RPGs in recent times and if you doubt that, go and play the free PS Plus Premium trial to find out.

When Cyberpunk 2077 launched in 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, to say that it was a buggy state is an understatement. Seriously, it was an absolute mess, especially on consoles.

Check out the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty trailer below!

Then in February 2022, developers CD Projekt RED released the highly anticipated new-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 and it changed the fortunes of the sci-RPG in an instant. Not only did Cyberpunk 2077 look and play like the game that had been promised all those years ago, but it also benefited from a whole host of quality-of-life improvements.

In the months that followed, CDPR worked tirelessly to add even more improvements to the game which led to the release of its expansion, Phantom Liberty starring the charismatic Idris Elba as the brooding Solomon Reed. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is widely regarded as one of the best expansions to be released in years.

In our review of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, GAMINGbible’s Ewan Moore said: “It fills me with joy to be able to report that this is a deeply ambitious expansion that fires on all cylinders and never delivers anything less than a stellar experience. CD Projekt RED is walking away from Cyberpunk 2077 in the best possible way, delivering on the game’s immense potential and dropping one final, unforgettable adventure.”

However, as is with most things in life, all good things must come to an end and it’s the end of Cyberpunk 2077 as we know it, well, kind of. In the latest financial report by CD Projekt, it was confirmed that post-launch content updates and development have now ended on Cyberpunk 2077.

That being said, we know it’s not totally the end of Cyberpunk 2077 because as reconfirmed in the same financial report, we know that a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel is on the way. However, as of right now, CD Projekt RED’s devotion has diverted to not only the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel (dubbed Project Orion) but also the next Witcher (Project Polaris) game.

What’s more, it’s also been confirmed that CD Projekt RED will also be working on an unannounced new IP, exciting. Little is known about the next Witcher game other than it will be powered by Unreal Engine 5 and there’s also a separate remake in the works of the original The Witcher which will be developed by a studio outsourced by CDPR, namely Fool’s Theory.

CD Projekt RED even has a Witcher multiplayer game in the pipeline so there are certainly exciting times ahead for fans of Geralt of Rivia and of course, the Cyberpunk franchise. At this time, none of the new projects from CDPR have release dates but they’re all likely to be years away.

As for the present, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is out now on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. As for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it’s available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt

Topics: Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red, The Witcher, PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X