Over a year of bug fixes, gameplay optimizations and damage control, CD Projekt Red thinks the world needs more Cyberpunk 2077 and has announced the first and only planned expansion for the game called Phantom City. The expansion marks the addition of new long-awaited content for the game and will feature new characters and a new district of Night City. The content revolves around the “New United States of America” faction.
CD Projekt Red confirmed that Keanu Reeves will also return in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom City as his character, Johnny Silverhand. We don’t know how Johnny ties into the game’s new storyline given what takes place in the main story.
In the trailer, which is a very short teaser trailer, the player can be heard swearing an oath to the New United States of America by saying “I, V, do solemnly swear that I shall faithfully serve the New United States of America”. Johnny pipes up by saying “You know, taking that oath? Bad idea”.
During the stream, Keanu Reeves didn’t share much detail on the game’s content either. The Matrix actor simply confirmed his return saying:
“Hey everyone, Johnny Silverhand is coming back and so am I,” Reeves added after the trailer aired. “Get ready for Phantom Liberty, the upcoming expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. It’s awesome to be back playing the role of Johnny, and I hope you’re excited to see him rocking out once more in the dark future. Keep an eye out for more info, and I’ll see you again in Night City.”
CD Projekt Red has been working on the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom City expansion since March last year. In addition, the team has been working on further improving the game experience by issuing multiple patches. If you don’t remember, Cyberpunk 2077 struggled at launch. It was released to major backlash from gamers for being completely unplayable. The game was even pulled from the PlayStation Store. However, it is in a much better place now even if it is missing a lot of original promised content.
Speaking of missing stuff, CD Projekt Red confirmed that the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom City expansion won’t launch on PS4 and Xbox One. This is likely due to the fact that most of the game’s original issues were brought on by the underpowered hardware being unable to run the game. There’s no release date for the expansion yet but we can expect it in 2023.