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An expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 is slated for release in 2023. The news was shared by CD PROJEKT RED President Adam Kicinski today, who spoke during an earnings call and confirmed to investors that the studio is still “fully committed” to the Cyberpunk franchise, with plans to develop it further. Kicinski didn’t provide any details on what the expansion might be about, but his presentation also revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 has managed to shift 18 million units thus far. The Witcher 3 has now sold over 40 million units in comparison.

Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Release Date Targeted For 2023 (IGN)

Cyberpunk 2077’s first expansion is slated to be released in 2023, CD Projekt Red President Adam Kicinski announced during today’s earnings call. It offers a window into the ongoing development of the expansion, and Cyberpunk 2077 at large, which CDPR has pledged to continue supporting.

According to Kicinski, the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is being developed by multiple “agile teams,” which were implemented as part of the “transformation process” that began after Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous development. He didn’t elaborate on what the expansion would entail, but did say that it will be developed in the same framework with the Witcher franchise.

The status of the Cyberpunk 2077 expansions has been a question mark since the release of Patch 1.5, which completed the CD Projekt’s large-scale overhaul of the project. Earlier this week, Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Pawel Sasko said that Cyberpunk 2077 was “far from finished” while reconfirming the expansion.

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26 comments

  1. I can't say I'm surprised. I'm disappointed, but I'd rather CDPR get it right rather than rush it out the door. Cyberpunk 2077 was released two years before it should have been in my opinion.

    It also bodes well for the content being substantial rather than something you can knock out in an afternoon.
  2. I think the game's reputation is too tainted. They'd fare much better working on a sequel and getting it right, instead of making a huge expansion. I'll still try it, but I was one of the few who liked the game as it was anyway.
  3. I think the game's reputation is too tainted. They'd fare much better working on a sequel and getting it right, instead of making a huge expansion. I'll still try it, but I was one of the few who liked the game as it was anyway.
    I wouldn't say that's true at all. The game was hugely successful financially and the player counts on the game have gone back up at times. Most people who gave the game a chance seemed to like it. I think CDPR is fine to fix the game. I do want to see a sequel done better at some point, but I think expansions and everything are fine for it. Unfortunately, in order to be successful they will have to keep fixing the game on top of those.
  4. Given their recent track record this could very well end up in 2024 or even later.
    Maybe,

    But I think the hard work is already behind them. The grand models, world physics and lighting, etc. etc. They have pretty much been ironed out by now. (no they don't have everything they promised originally, but it is in a working state that looks and feels good for a modern game)

    Now all they need to do is add story and quests, and maybe a few indoor environments in buildings you couldn't enter in the past in order to support that story.

    I had kind of hoped this would come sooner rather than later, as I always find it difficult to get back into a game after I've had a hiatus, but I think 2023 is totally doable.
  5. And what did we learn about preorders? :p
    That if you have confidence in the studio to make it good and you're not in a rush to be first it's still worth while to support what you believe to be a good studio.

    Just don't ask me about Star Citizen....
  6. I’m waiting for the $5 deal

    I got 140+ hours of excellent game play out of it.

    I'd even call it the best game I've played in the last 5 years. Probably my favorite since Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and I may even like Cyberpunk more.

    I usually chafe at full price games, but I'd say its worth way more than $5
  7. To be clear, i am not giving up on this game until I complete the secret ending on hard...

    It is proving **** near impossible this far. And you can't save, so you have to start over ever time, and there is a 5 min wait for the option to show up. A little annoying...
  8. If something is deliberately made annoying, then I just can't be bothered with it. I play games to have fun, not to be frustrated to hell.
    Everyone has a different take on fun.
  9. To be clear, i am not giving up on this game until I complete the secret ending on hard...

    It is proving **** near impossible this far. And you can't save, so you have to start over ever time, and there is a 5 min wait for the option to show up. A little annoying...
    Are you not at max level or something? I found the game's difficulty to be nearly trivial even on its hardest setting once you had your character basically maxed out.
  10. Everyone has a different take on fun.
    I don't know whose idea of fun is frustration. But then again there are psychopats whose idea of fun is hurting others, or mazochists who hurt themselves, so I guess liking games that are deliberately made to annoy them is not out of the realm of possibility for some.
  11. Are you not at max level or something? I found the game's difficulty to be nearly trivial even on its hardest setting once you had your character basically maxed out.
    Did you do the secret ending?

    Everything prior to that was pretty trivial. The secret ending is hard.

    Spoiler content hidden.

    Also, keep in mind, they completely rebalanced the game with the v1.5 patch, so you can't get even close to the same amount of armor as you previously could.
  12. I think by the time this comes out, there will be like 9 people left who give a sh!t

    I think a lot of people are upset because of the poor launch.

    Many patches later this is a very good game, and there is no reason it can't have the staying power of - say - the Witcher 3, GTA V or Skyrim.

    I've enjoyed it more than any title in many years.
  13. Did you do the secret ending?

    Everything prior to that was pretty trivial. The secret ending is hard.

    Spoiler content hidden.

    Also, keep in mind, they completely rebalanced the game with the v1.5 patch, so you can't get even close to the same amount of armor as you previously could.
    Yes I did. I went through all of the endings pre-v1.2.

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