Phantom Liberty, the upcoming major expansion for the open-world action game Cyberpunk 2077, will be a paid expansion. Developer CD Projekt Red confirmed the news in a recent interview, stating that it wouldn’t be more free DLC akin to the Edgerunners update but instead, will charge players for the experience.
Given the scope of CD Projekt Red’s previous expansions, including Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which added new land masses and dozens of hours of new content, it makes sense that Phantom Liberty will come with a price tag. The aforementioned Witcher 3 expansions were also paid. However, it’s unclear what new content Phantom Liberty will bring to the game, but we can expect new missions, story content, gear and more.
When Phantom Liberty was announced, Cyberpunk 2077 game director Gabriel Amatengelo confirmed that the expansion will feature a new style of plot, a new cast of characters and a bigger expansion of Night City. We’ll just have to wait and see how this ties into the game’s main story and where it will be placed.
In related news, Johnny Silverhand actor Keanu Reeves will return in Phantom Liberty alongside V. They will be joined by actress Sasha Grey will play a radio DJ in the expansion. Thanks to the release of the Netflix anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and a recent massive patch, Cyberpunk 2077 saw a surge in players that pushed it across the 20 million sales mark back in September.
Following the announcement that Google Stadia would be closing its doors and shutting down services, CD Projekt Red were among the first developers to offer the ability for players to transfer their Stadia saves of Cyberpunk 2077 to other platforms, ensuring that no progress was lost.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will release sometime in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Games Radar