CD Projekt Red has revealed the first Cyberpunk 2077 plot expansion titled Phantom Liberty will be released next year.
This was revealed during the Night City Wire live stream today, which is also where CDPR, Netflix and Studio Trigger revealed English dub for what Cyberpunk: Edgerunners sounds like. CDPR revealed the Phantom Liberty shortly after, and it looks great. Not only does it add to V’s story, with them seemingly becoming a secret service-like agent for the New United States of America, it also sees Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Silverhand return for the first time. firstly.
Check out the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion trailer for yourself below:
As you can see, the extended trailer is short and sweet, but it packs a punch. There’s the narrator, who could have been the president of the New United States of America, as well as Johnny Silverhand. There also appear to be some new locations and weapons being played in the trailer, but that hasn’t been confirmed as of right now.
During the live stream, CDPR said “it’s a new kind of storyline” to the team about Phantom Liberty’s story and that it will feature a new cast of characters (joining V, of course). As for where it will take place, the team did not specify, but they say it will mainly take place in a district of the Night City.
Elsewhere in the stream, CDPR detailed some of the things coming in update 1.6 including a complete overhaul of Cyberpunk 2077’s police system and vehicle combat mechanics. New rounds for melee combat and a bunch of new action in the perks tree. Also, Nibbles the cat will soon be available to add to photo mode. Other aspects of this update include the transformation system, playable arcade cabinets, jackets and weapons inspired by Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
Finally, the team says Update 1.6 will be the last major update for older generation consoles, and going forward, all updates will be available on current generation consoles and PCs. . However, the team will continue to monitor older generation versions of the game and perform maintenance to keep them running smoothly as needed.
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