CD Projekt Red says we can "expect more" from Cyberpunk 2077 post-launch than Witcher 3

By Heidi Nicholas,
During a recent Q&A, CD Projekt Red said we'd be hearing more about post-release plans for Cyberpunk 2077 "fairly soon" and that we could "expect more" from the game post-release than from The Witcher 3.

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Adam Kicinski appeared on the company's conference call (thanks, VG247) and took part in a Q&A near the end. One question was about the number of DLC packs CDPR had planned for Cyberpunk 2077, and whether it would be "developed similarly" to The Witcher 3. Kicinski replied to say, "Yes, you can expect a similar path after release. You can expect more, actually. We’re not going into too many details today, but everything will be clear before release. As we are close to the release, expect the post-release plans to be revealed fairly soon; a series of free DLCs and expansions will be described – as I said, you can expect it fairly soon and then everything will be made clear."

Two things in particular are worth noting: one, that we'll hear more about post-launch plans soon — the game comes out in November, so it shouldn't be long — and two, that intriguing comment from Kicinski that we can "expect more" from Cyberpunk 2077. If there was anything that could make The Witcher 3 even better, it was the game's exceptional DLC content. Blood and Wine in particular was like a whole other game, with a deeply-layered story set against the beautiful backdrop of Toussaint. CDPR had already confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 would get free DLC, and that the team was looking at following a similar model to The Witcher 3 when it came to post-launch content, so Kicinski's comment that we can "expect more" is brilliant news.

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Cyberpunk 2077 launches on November 19th. Kicinski confirmed there will be no single-player beta, saying, "for single-player there are no betas. We have internal ones, of course – well we had them; we’re now at the final stage of the project. We’re not providing any public beta as this is a single-player game. We never did it and no one does it for this kind of product; we sell the final game to gamers – you don’t want them to play it before launch. That’s standard practice."

It sounds as though we'll need to wait for our next batch of news from any upcoming Night City Wire events. We'll keep you posted.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!