Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s release, CD Projekt RED promised to release at least two story DLCs, but the Phantom Liberty expansion unveiled last September turned out to be true “The Only One That Was Planned” for game. From the CD Projekt manual commented Abandoning original plans.
Speaking to investors during the latest financial report, Michał Nowakowski, CD Projekt’s senior vice president of business development, was asked what Phantom Liberty sales would need to be to convince the company to create a second expansion pack for the game .
According to Novakovsky, the decision has already been made and has nothing to do with the sale: “To be honest, this is a technological solution. This is the last time we’ll be working with the RED Engine before moving to Epic’s Unreal Engine any time soon. This fact was one of the main reasons why we decided to only do one [аддон]».
The studio announced that Phantom Liberty will be CD Projekt RED’s last project on the RED Engine before the expansion was fully announced. Unreal Engine 5 will be based on the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, codenamed Orion, and the new Witchers, including the next numbered game and a remake of the first part.
As for Phantom Liberty, the first and only add-on for Cyberpunk 2077 will go on sale on September 26th this year for PC (Steam, GOG, EGS), PS5, Xbox Series X and S-one will receive the main game extensive free update 2.0.