Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the biggest hyped video game releases. Development studio, CD Projekt Red, was known for delivering a thrilling RPG experience. After all, they were coming off an incredibly well-received release, The Witcher 3. So their next game was unveiled to be Cyberpunk 2077, a game that was based on the board game, Cyberpunk.
Needless to say, fans were ecstatic to get their hands on this title. With a deep narrative journey, a futuristic setting, a slew of customization options, side quests, and a lively city, it looked like CD Projekt Red was checking off all the boxes for fan expectations. Unfortunately, despite a series of delays, it wouldn’t be until December of 2020 that fans would get a chance to dive into this new IP. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a pretty first impression.
Fast forward a couple of years and a slew of patches, developers CD Projekt Red finally introduced something other than patch updates and small free DLC. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is the first significant expansion for the game. If you’re ready to explore the world of Cyberpunk 2077 once again, here is some insight into what we know so far as we wait for the expansion’s big release.
What’s The Story Premise of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty?
If you’ve been playing Cyberpunk 2077 since it launched, it might be safe to say you’re starved for new storyline content. The only updates we’ve seen for the game were mainly further to fix aspects of the title since its less-than-stellar launch. With Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, we’re getting the next significant chapter centered around new storylines. Unfortunately, we only have one trailer so far while writing the article.
Despite that, there is still some amazing content worth talking about. This trailer shows players a new district we’ll be roaming around in within Night City. Not to mention, it looks as if our protagonist, V, is being sworn into office as the president of the New United States of America. If that wasn’t enough, we hear our old pal Johnny Silverhand at the end of this teaser. But, don’t expect an expansion of just bureaucracy. The official description in the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty YouTube trailer notes that this will be a spy-thriller expansion.
Unfortunately, we’re left with plenty of questions at the moment than answers. We’re not sure if this will connect to the mainline story, and if so, it could mean that there is a clear canon ending. We also can’t forget to mention past characters from the storyline. Could we see other notable characters pop up along the way?
Likewise, while story details are a bit sparse, fans might find that this could be the only expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. Fan speculation is that CD Projekt Red’s entire team will be moving on and diving into The Witcher 4 with a new engine.
As a result, Cyberpunk 2077 fans are crossing their fingers that this will be an incredible experience. There’s certainly a resurgence of fans thanks to the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Netflix anime series which has been well received. Either way, we won’t be getting our hands on Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty until sometime in 2023. If you haven’t checked out the trailer for this expansion yet, you can do so within the video embedded below.