CD Projekt Red has been pretty quiet about its Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. But that’s to be expected given the state the game launched in back in 2020. The studio did give a small update for it when it announced it was working on a new game in the Witcher series, but that was just that it was still in active development. Today, as part of a financial call, the studio confirmed the expansion of Night City and V’s story won’t arrive until 2023.
Not that it’s surprising, the game’s roadmap has seen significant changes over the course of the past year and a half as CD Projekt Red has looked to salvage the game after its disastrous launch. And given the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S version just launched two months ago, an expansion doesn’t seem quite as high on the game’s hierarchy of needs compared to “make the thing playable” and “get it on systems you said it would be on by now.” But even as much as I’d like to see more content brought to Cyberpunk 2077 because I’ve somehow come around on this game, if it means the development team will be given reasonable deadlines and not have to crunch where it historically has, I’m all for waiting another year. That just depends on whether these new windows will be moved to accommodate the work/life balance of the workers.
As it was mentioned in @CDPROJEKTRED_IR financial call moments ago, Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming expansion will arrive in 2023. Please stay tuned for more details coming later this year ???? https://t.co/rq1w6RDTDL
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) April 14, 2022
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The confirmation of Cyberpunk 2077’s expansion window came alongside further production plans for CD Projekt Red, which includes the new Witcher game, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and a spin-off of already-spun-off-card-game Gwent. And there are apparently other projects in the works beyond Cyberpunk and Witcher.