The physical editions of Cyberpunk 2077 were distributed with additional materials: postcards and a poster with a world map. Images of them leaked online even before the release of the action RPG from CD Projekt RED, which allowed them to represent the approximate size of Night City and the area around the city. Only few people noticed how much the published map differs from the one implemented in the game. Their comparison was recently conducted by the author of the YouTube channel Deconstructing The Game.
In the video, the enthusiast demonstrated that in the final version of Cyberpunk 2077, the world was significantly curtailed. One fact should be immediately noted here: the poster with the Knight City map was distributed with boxed editions of the game, that is, it is considered official material from CDPR. That is why you can focus on it when comparing.
It is unknown which version of the open world is depicted in the poster, but it does not match the final version. Deconstructing The Game revealed that initially CD Projekt RED wanted to make the Charter Hill area significantly larger. North Oak completely lost half of the territory that was planned to be allocated to him. The design of the Arasaki embankment was also significantly changed.
The blogger also showed five points with red marks on the map from the poster: a cosmodrome, a dam, a nuclear power plant, a stadium and the Arasaki tower. Such markings suggest that these are important locations, but in Cyberpunk 2077 itself, three of them cannot even be visited: the nuclear power plant, the cosmodrome and the stadium do not appear on missions, and you can only look at the dam when you go through the Judy Alvarez quest line. Of the entire list, only the Arasaki Tower remained a significant object, where users will visit according to the plot.