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 Platforms Will Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Release On?
When CD Projekt Red delivered Cyberpunk 2077, it came across two generations of consoles and the PC platform. About a month after the release of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and the Xbox Series S, players could pick up Cyberpunk 2077. However, you would find that these new consoles were incredibly difficult to pick up. This was during the height of the worldwide pandemic, and as a result, supplies were limited. If you wanted to play Cyberpunk 2077, most had to rely on their PC or previous generation console hardware.
For those that had the standard base edition consoles of both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, your experience might have been bitter. Cyberpunk 2077 launched with countless bugs and performance issues that might have made it difficult actually to play the game. In fact, this caused several individuals to return the game and receive a refund. Since then, the CD Projekt Red has been working on the game to bring it up to standards. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like last-generation console platforms will be diving into the next chapter of Night City.
CD Projekt Red unveiled Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty as a PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5 platform release. Although, you can also add Google Stadia as a cloud-based alternative for the expansion if you rely on the service to enjoy video games. This means that the studio has dropped support for the last-generation console hardware. While that might be a bummer for players enjoying the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the rocky launch of the base game might be a way to avoid another troublesome release with this expansion.
Currently, we’re not entirely sure when Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will launch. The only launch window we have at the moment is that the game will be released sometime next year, in 2023. So, for now, if you haven’t checked out the trailer for the game yet, you can do so within the video embedded below.