Fans of the controversial sci-fi game Cyberpunk 2077 can expect an expansion pack in the near future after the developer promised to “keep improving” the game.
Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 developers CD Projekt say they have committed nearly a quarter of their staff to work on the game’s first expansion pack, which is yet to be given a release date.
A further third of the company is working on a next-gen version of the game, presumably for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
“The next-gen version is an important step on our adventure in the Cyberpunk universe,” CEO Adam Kiciński reportedly said in a call to investors.
“We strongly believe in the long-term potential of [the series]. That’s why we’re currently working on the first expansion for the game, although I cannot say anything more about it at this point in time.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most hotly anticipated games in recent memory.
First announced in 2012, it created an enormous buzz among fans with some impressive trailers featuring incredible graphics and Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves.
As with many hyped games, it ultimately fell short of a number of fans’ expectations on release.
The game launched with tons of glitches, errors, and game-breaking bugs.
More than 30,000 people were given refunds by CD Projekt directly, who gave a public apology.
Many more demanding their money back from the likes of Sony and PC gaming platform Steam.
Now it seems that the dev is trying to improve the game long-term.
A similar strategy was adopted by No Man’s Sky creators Hello Games, who provided a disappointing launch but have since packed the game with tons of DLC and hundreds of new features.
Along with a next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt also plans to release a remastered version of the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3 – which has since spawned an enormously popular Netflix series.
Release dates are still to be confirmed, but some speculate these will be launched in 2022.
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