Since its release earlier this month, Cyberpunk 2077 has been intensely criticized by fans and critics throughout the gaming industry. From angry developers confronting studio executives to potential lawsuits , the game has seen its fair share of backlash since it released in a largely broken state on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Despite the negative coverage, CD Projekt Red, the game’s developer, is continuing to update Cyberpunk 2077 . It seems that DLC is on its way, and it may arrive fairly soon.
A web page for Cyberpunk 2077 ’s planned DLC is now live. Text on the page reads, “Free DLC starts hitting Night City early 2021. Stay tuned for more info!"
No specific dates are listed for the DLC, and it’s unclear what the scope of the DLC will be.
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Given CD Projekt Red’s previous approach to DLC, it’s likely that Cyberpunk 2077 will follow The Witcher 3 ’s model for DLC.
For the threequel of The Witcher franchise, smaller DLC updates – like armor sets or contacts – were given to owners of the game for free. Larger expansions – like Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine – were released for $9.99 and $19.99 respectively. If that trend continues with Cyberpunk 2077 , fans can expect a lot of free small updates and some large expansions in the future.
Despite some disastrous issues on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game , Cyberpunk 2077 will likely be updated throughout the next several years. The Witcher 3 saw several pieces of large and small DLC that extended its life, and there’s even a next-gen upgrade for the game releasing sometime in the future.
Sales-wise, Cyberpunk 2077 sold incredibly well, with CD Projekt Red estimating that the game sold 13 million copies by December 20. With such a large playerbase, Cyberpunk 2077 will likely be treated as a platform that will continue to evolve.