Cyberpunk 2077 is continuing their plan to not only fix the game, but add new content at some point, and now they’ve been appointed someone to be in charge of this release phase.
It would be new game director Gabriel Amatangelo, who succeeds Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, who has left the studio completely. CDPR has had a lot of starts lately, which isn’t unusual for the finale of a huge project like Cyberpunk, although a few have raised their eyebrows slightly.
Amatangelo has been working with CDPR since January 2020, but before that he was best known for working at BioWare on Dragon Age Inquisition content, especially the well-received Trespasser DLC, which many gamers believe was better than most. contents of the base game. Previously, he also designed expansions for the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Right now we have two main plans for Cyberpunk DLC, although both remain somewhat nebulous at the moment.
The first is the current roadmap that says we’re going to get The Witcher 3 free DLC-scale free DLC in the first half of 2021. The obvious problem is that the first half of 2021 is almost over, and we’re not there. have not. I have heard of it all again. The free DLC has already been pushed back from “early 2021” due to the amount of fixes needed for the base game. The leaks we’ve heard make players believe we’ll have things like new Cyberware, weapons, clothes, cars, maybe a new skill tree, and short Gig-type quests. This would all match the Witcher 3-like free DLC, which was pretty small.
After that, however, the CDPR reiterated that they still have plans for a larger Blood and Wine-style DLC, although that probably won’t happen until at least 2022, again a delayed schedule from The Witcher. The only thing that’s supposed to happen with Cyberpunk this year besides the free DLC is the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of the game being released.
CDPR hasn’t said a word about the presumably paid-for, much meatier DLC that may arrive in the future. We have no idea if it will exactly mirror The Witcher 3 (a big DLC then a extremely great DLC), but suffice it to say, the expectations are pretty high for its reach. There are loads of potential places the DLC could go, and it’s possible that some of them could be based on cut content from the base game that was left unchecked during this lengthy production process. It also remains to be seen how exactly that would work with how the game sets up V’s story with its ‘point of no return’ ending and whatever else you have to do before that. I guess the DLC could be standalone, set in the world of Cyberpunk but free from the Johnny / V storyline, but we’ll see.
I’ll be playing Cyberpunk DLC when it’s here, because I was looking for an excuse to go back to the game that’s not just “cops don’t make four feet appear in front of you anymore” which is essentially the most substantial change that we’ve seen in the gameplay since its release, as everything else is bug fixes and improved performance. No word on the free DLC yet, but we’ll see if we’ll start hearing Amatangelo himself directly, now that he has his new role.
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