Cyberpunk 2077 gets a tease for its expansion Phantom Liberty, coming in 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 expansion Phantom Liberty

The expansion won’t be coming to previous-gen consoles though

During today’s Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red showed off a tease for what’s next in the world of CyberpunkPhantom Liberty is the name of the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, arriving sometime next year.

The brief teaser video showed some pretty gorgeous locales, including a facility covered in flora. We also get a teaser of V reciting an oath to serve the New United States of America, and Johnny Silverhand warning her it was a bad idea.

As confirmed by the teaser and today’s Night City Wire, Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as rockerboy Johnny Silverhand for the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. As for other story details, we’ll have to wait and see.

The expansion will be coming to PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia sometime in 2023. But previous generations will not be getting the expansion.

Running along the edge

CD Projekt Red also confirmed today that the 1.6 update, the Edgerunners update, will be the last one for previous generation consoles.

The Edgerunners update is rolling out today, which adds a host of new content to Night City. Some of it centers around Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the Cyberpunk anime from Studio Trigger that debuts on Netflix next week. Cosmetics and a special side mission are arriving in Cyberpunk 2077 to link the series with the game.

Another fun little egg is being added, in the form of playable arcade machines for Roach Race. So yes, you can finally play the Roach arcade cabinet.

New features include transmog, allowing players to create a wardrobe to their liking. And Ripperdocs will also let you re-sculpt your V, a little like the mirrors currently allow you to change up some cosmetic features. The Edgerunners update is due to arrive sometime today, September 6.

During the stream, game director Gabriel Amatangelo also says the team is working on an overhaul to the cops of Night City, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle combat. All future feature updates will be headed to the newer generation platforms, however, and not previous gen.

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