As if the idea of being able to play Cyberpunk 2077 within the next 10 months isn’t exciting enough, a recent interview with the game’s UI Coordinator, Alvin Liu, brought to light the possibility of Witcher 3 style expansions also coming to CD Projekt Red’s newest IP.
“We want to make sure everything’s complete, but we also want to build open worlds. I know when I was playing The Witcher 3 and I finished everything, I still want to know what everyone was up to. I think we’re going to have opportunities like that as well for Cyberpunk 2077,” Lui explained to Prima Games.
During your time with Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll encounter characters that will be just as gripping and intriguing as other CD projekts.. see what I did there? Part of your time with Cyberpunk will be watching these characters grow and develop, but just because the credits roll doesn’t mean there isn’t more story to tell. Liu went on to say that the ending of the game will feel “rewarding”, but that just like with the Witcher 3, there could still be room to tell other stories.
“So I don’t want to spoil anything right now, but very satisfying story arc, right? You’re going to see characters and you’ll see them develop. You’re going to see them go through conflicts and resolve those conflicts. It’ll be a very rewarding ending. We’re not withholding content, we’re not withholding story for the future to try to, you know, monetize it or sell it in pieces or anything like that. You’re going to get the whole, full value game here.”
For those that can remember, the Witcher 3 offered boatloads of free content, as well as two paid DLC’s. Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, for a cost, offered over 30-40 hours of new content for players willing to pay. The free content came to players in various forms, from different cosmetic armor sets to new quests to new weapons and Gwent sets.
Obviously, with the principle game still under development, any news of expansions are at least a year out. If the game is releasing in April 2020 it could be a safe assumption the first DLC news we’ll hear is during E3 2020, or it could be even further out. Regardless, it’s comforting to think that there could be even more hours of additional content on the way, for the already impressively large open world title.
Cyberpunk 2077 drops for XboxOne, PS4, and PC on April 16, 2020!