The big content drop for 2077 will wait until 2023
CD Projekt Red is working on its planned expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, but it will take its time on it. Today, the company confirmed that the expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive in 2023.
As highlighted in today’s financial call, CD Projekt outlined its future plans for development. Work is continuing on the Cyberpunk expansion, while other teams work on other projects, including the new Witcher game built in Unreal Engine 5, the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and further support for Cyberpunk 2077.
The publisher also noted the upcoming Gwent spinoff that was recently announced. The company also confirms that The Molasses Flood is working on an unannounced project based in one of its franchises. CD Projekt acquired Molasses Flood, the studio behind The Flame in the Flood, last year.
As it was mentioned in @CDPROJEKTRED_IR financial call moments ago, Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming expansion will arrive in 2023. Please stay tuned for more details coming later this year ???? https://t.co/rq1w6RDTDL
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) April 14, 2022
Full steam ahead
It’s a lot of projects in development, and a lot of plates spinning for CD Projekt. The company also recently announced that its next-gen versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, are slipping out of Q2 and moving in-house.
Though recent comments have reaffirmed that development is still going strong and steady on the new Cyberpunk 2077 expansion and updates, it looks like development is also gradually shifting. A slide from CD Projekt’s financial presentation detailed how its dev teams are engaged in ongoing efforts. It looks like they’ve been moving from Cyberpunk 2077 onto other projects.
With Cyberpunk 2077 hitting over 18 million copies sold, it sounds like it’s still somehow turned out well for CD Projekt, despite its launch state. The next-gen update certainly added a lot to the game. With that support bar for Cyberpunk getting lower, CD Projekt might be ready to move on from the fix-it phase.
Now, I guess we’ll be waiting until 2023 to see what new stories await in Night City.