CD PROJEKT RED hasn’t forgotten about its sci-fi RPG yet.
Per a tweet shared on the official @CyberpunkGame account today, CD PROJEKT RED has confirmed that it will be hosting a Cyberpunk 2077 stream next week, one in which it will discuss not only the new Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, but also “what’s next” for Cyberpunk 2077. The stream is set for Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. CEST.
Here’s what viewers can expect, according to a complementary news post on the official Cyberpunk 2077 site:
We’ll start with an about 23-minute long special episode of Night City Wire, with Paweł Burza joined by Bartosz Sztybor, one of the creators of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and Gabriel Amatangelo, Game Director of Cyberpunk 2077. We’ll talk all things Cyberpunk — Edgerunners, upcoming patch and what’s in store for the game in the future!
Right after Night City Wire we’ll switch to Amelia Kołat and Alicja Kozera for REDstreams #3, where together with Patrick Mills, our Franchise and Lore Designer, and Miles Tost, our Senior Level Designer, they’ll showcase a deep dive into selected features from the upcoming patch.
Those who watch the video carefully might notice V wearing a new jacket around 15 seconds in. This happens to be the same one that can be seen in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which suggests that CD PROJEKT RED is planning new missions and in-game stories that might tie into Netflix’s upcoming anime, as IGN noted in its coverage.
The publication also pointed out that Cyberpunk 2077’s expansion is set for release in 2023, as conveyed by CD PROJEKT RED President Adam Kicinski during an earnings call earlier this year, although it seems to be unclear what this new content might be about.
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.
“We’re fully committed to the Cyberpunk franchise and intend to develop it further,” Kicinski said.
Cyberpunk 2077’s most recent patch (1.52) was released on March 22, 2022. It introduced a solid list of fixes, including memory improvements for next-gen console versions of the game. It also enabled aggressive crowds for those playing on Stadia.
Source: Cyberpunk 2077