CD Projekt Red has confirmed the first Cyberpunk 2077 DLC has been delayed due to the game's own postponed release.

11:38, 27 Nov 2020

Patient Cyberpunk 2077 players are in for another wait as CD Projekt Red has confirmed the long-awaited open world shooter's first DLC will be delayed. While the developer is known for taking Geralt of Rivia on adventures in The WitcherCyberpunk 2077 is leaving behind the magic and monsters of the Continent in favour of the Blade Runner-esque Night City. Here, you're swapping Medieval weaponry for an impressive arsenal of sci-fi shooters as you play a mercenary called V. 

There's no escaping the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games in living memory and is right up there with the likes of 2020 giants including The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima. Although the PC and current-gen version will hit shelves on December 10, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 players will have to wait until 2021 until they can experience the title in all its intended glory. Also looking like it's being pushed into next year is the first Cyberpunk 2077 DLC.

 

Cyberpunk 2077 DLC: What's going on?

According to VGC, CD Projekt Red President and joint-CEO Adam Kicinski delivered the blow during the company's Q3 earnings call. In the call, Kicinski said, "The initial plan was to do it before release, but after the recent delay, we decided to wait for the release to provide gamers with the game and then start talking about future projects. So, after release" (via Seeking Alpha). 

As for how many Cyberpunk 2077 DLCs we'll get, he'd previously promised we'd get “no less DLC than The Witcher 3 had". 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt went on to become one of the best-selling video games of all time and rightly earned its place in history books. Part of what made it so popular was its action-packed roster of post-launch content, which included 16 DLCs and two massive story expansions that delivered over 30 hours of new gameplay. If the Cyberpunk 2077 DLC lineup follows suit, expect there to be a lot more of Night City to explore.

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What about Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer?

The conversation then turned to the touchy subject of multiplayer. We've always known multiplayer would be a later addition to the game, but for many, the potential release of 2022 seems like a million miles away. If this was the case, it would be nearly a decade after Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced. Kicinski said there will be more information in Q1 2021 and reiterated multiplayer is its own AAA production.

Kicinski continued, "It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. And we plan — we think about it as a standalone product. Obviously, it’s not entirely standalone as it comes from the universe of Cyberpunk and is very much related to the concept of single-player Cyberpunk. 

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“It’s another independent production and [an] independent team of people works on it…. I said already we are not focusing right now on talking too much about other future products, products that are to be released after Cyberpunk. So please be with us in the first quarter of next year when we plan to share some strategy update. And I believe Cyberpunk multiplayer will be possible". 

For the time being, we're still waiting for the base game. With Cyberpunk 2077 being hit by so many problems, we'll just be happy when we can finally drop into this expansive world on December 10. Let's worry about DLCs and multiplayer at a later date!

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