Cyberpunk 2077 DLC On The Way?

Cyberpunk 2077 released a next-gen update that came with free DLC, but now CD Projekt Red could be teasing that some traditional DLC is on the way.

By Jason Collins | Published

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The release of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2020 was one of the most successful and controversial game launches in recent gaming history. The developers spent nearly a decade promoting the game and spoon-feeding the details regarding the game’s development. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t as massive of a success post-launch due to numerous technical, and the developers faced significant criticism over misleading promises and several other things. And now it would appear that developers might be working on a Cyberpunk 2077 DLC.

According to Destructoid, CD Projekt RED is adding a new Night City Wire, the developer’s Cyberpunk 2077 update stream, on September 6. The announcement was shared on Twitter, stating that the upcoming episode will feature special content with two primary focuses. The first one is undoubtedly on Edgerunners, a Cyberpunk 2077 anime scheduled for September 13 on Netflix. However, there’s no mention of what the other thing could be, and to be clear, no one actually mentioned any expansion. But that doesn’t mean one might not be on its way.

The second focal point of the upcoming Night City Wire will discuss the future of Cyberpunk 2077 and what it might entail. As we previously reported, more content is in the works, and there have been rumors about a DLC being developed. These were later confirmed by the company’s financial reports, and the expansion was even confirmed for a tentative release window in 2023. However, there wasn’t any new information regarding the update ever since, and CD Projekt RED promised further announcements later in 2022.

Well, it would appear that the date has come, and considering the history of CD Projekt RED’s expansions, Cyberpunk 2077 fans could end up getting some above-stellar content — assuming that the upcoming announcement is related to the DLC. It goes without saying that those who had witnessed the game’s release, its fall from grace, and its resurrection, are patiently expecting news regarding the expansion, and the upcoming Night City Wire broadcast presents a good opportunity for that unveiling.

Both Cyberpunk 2077 and its developer, CD Projekt RED, are under the watchful eyes of the game’s fandom, and not sharing any information about the previously announced DLC is likely to cause more controversy on its own. Considering the game’s rocky path and the severe repercussions it had on the developer’s stock market price, additional controversy is definitely something CD Projekt RED doesn’t need more of.

In fact, Cyberpunk 2077 had a rough trajectory, and getting to this point must’ve been super exhausting for the developer. The initial release was in such bad shape that Sony banned it from its PlayStation Store, and Microsoft advised customers to refrain from purchasing the game, which was all but playable on the previous-gen console. The next-gen update brought many necessary improvements, and the game was made playable on all supported platforms, but the bad aftertaste of Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch is something that no one really rinsed out yet.

As previously stated, there wasn’t any clear announcement of a Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, but additional content is likely to be discussed in the upcoming Night City Wire broadcast, scheduled for September 6.