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Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion is, therefore, much more than PS5 DLC



Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion (launching September 26 on PS5) is much more than simple DLC, instead being an overhaul of nearly every inch of Night City. According to comments made by creative director Pavel Sasko at Summer Game Fest, it goes far beyond the scope of what some might expect and is a true expansion.

Speaking to VGC, Sasko describes the ways in which “all major core systems” have received updates or revisions, stating: “The biggest features and skill trees, which have been completely reworked. are. We’ve added vehicle combat that enables. New car chases. We’ve also greatly expanded the AI ​​and completely rebuilt the police system, which has been rebuilt from the ground up and now There are several levels with several archetypes of enemies that will chase you – it’s also different in Dog Town than in Night City.”

This seems ambitious, to say the least, and only the tip of the iceberg. Cisco elaborated, explaining: “We’ve also redone the game loop and the whole progression – the difficulty curve is different, the loot levels and drops are different, the enemy archetypes have been redone for more variety. are. Systems we haven’t changed or updated. Even the UI and UX have been updated a lot.”

Given the lessons learned with the launch of the base game, we might reserve judgment until the previews drop. And yet, if they can pull it off, CD Projekt stands to gain some more goodwill with audiences, with the intention of bringing some improvements to players of the base game alone.

Cisco sets expectations appropriately, explaining: “[Original game owners] Some new features will get… We’re still discussing how it’s going to work, and when it’s going to happen, and how to fix it. Our goal is to provide them to base game players as well. The core systems should be there – that’s our intention. “

At a cool £24.99 / $29.99, Phantom Liberty will be the biggest (in terms of budget, and not necessarily content) post-launch release developer CD Projekt Red has ever attempted, even with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s terrible blood and alcohol.

Are you excited about Phantom Liberty? Or will you wait until after launch to see how things shake out? Let us know in the comments section below.


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