Cyberpunk 2077 is likely one of the most anticipated video games of the 12 months, and whereas it seems like its December 10 launch date is not about to be postponed once more, we’ve got now heard that the sport’s DLC is not going to be unveiled as early as deliberate.
CD Projekt Crimson president Adam Kiciński reportedly informed traders that “The preliminary plan was to do it earlier than launch, however after the latest delay, we determined to attend for the discharge to offer players with the sport after which begin speaking about future initiatives. So, after launch” (through Looking for Alpha).
It does not sound like there’s been any change to the free nature of those expansions – in the identical manner that The Witcher three acquired free DLC after launch – although the studio’s difficulties in ending the bottom recreation this 12 months makes the DLC delay wholly unsurprising.
Ready to disclose DLC plans, although, could also be higher for CD Projekt Crimson in the long term, permitting for continuous advertising and marketing pushes that hold the sport in gamers’ minds after launch – as with the Smash Bros Final DLC fighters added to the sport each few months. We count on this DLC to include optionally available content material resembling facet quests, in addition to new customization choices, weapons and skins to be used within the recreation.
In fact, The Witcher three additionally acquired some paid expansions too, so we would not be stunned to see a combination and match of paid and unpaid content material within the pipeline.
Launch date: 2077?
Cyberpunk 2077 was initially slated to launch in April 2020, however noticed a sizeable five-month delay to make sure improvement was accomplished. That then prolonged to a seven month delay, with an addition month thrown in taking the ultimate launch date to be December 10 – eight entire months after the sport was first anticipated to ship.
Sport improvement is tough enterprise in fact, and we’re all the time keener on a completed recreation than a well timed one. If nothing else, the reported scale of Cyberpunk 2077 will hold us busy each time we get our arms on it – and the delay all through a lot of this 12 months meant we paid extra consideration to different, equally worthwhile titles which may have been swept apart within the neon hype of this expansive open world recreation.
However at this level, with solely a few weeks to attend on the time of writing, a brand new delay does not appear incoming – and we’ll take some hand-waving round DLC plans if it means we do not have to attend any longer for the principle expertise.