×
Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Already Talking About DLC

It's truly sad to see that a game like Cyberpunk 2077, which promised to wow gamers in 2020, ultimately arrived a bit underdeveloped. Despite corrupted save files, numerous bugs, and getting the boot from the PlayStation Store, the AAA title from CD Projekt Red may still snag the honor of being 2020's biggest game launch. If you haven't gotten a refund for your copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you might be pleased to know that there's a silver lining in the form of free DLC.

A website for the DLC recently went live, offering a few brief clips and the promise of an early 2021 launch. Considering Cyberpunk 2077's history of delays and the significant amount of patchwork needed to fix the game, omitting the exact date could be a wise move. In fact, the site is fairly barren beyond a vague launch date and a short video montage, leaving room for plenty of speculation as to what fans will actually receive.

Brianna Reeves of Screen Rant looked to The Witcher 3 as a reference for what this free content could be. According to Reeves, "the studio has said in the past that it plans to employ the same post-launch content model that made The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's DLC so worthwhile." Using this logic, she speculated that gamers could see a new story, alternate costumes, cosmetics, side quests, and more. She also noted that CD Projekt Red will likely put out paid DLC along with the free update.

This besg the question: will a free batch of DLC be enough of a good-will gesture to mend relations with the Polish game studio's fans?

Things were not looking good for CD Projekt Red, as Cyberpunk 2077's launch caused a dip in company stock. The developers were forced to apologize for all the problems found in the game, giving consumers the option of a full refund. But perhaps the thing that caused the greatest amount of damage to its image was when the company admitted what everyone suspected was true: the team was well aware of the potential performance problems on last-gen consoles, yet it failed to be upfront with this information. In the end, these were costly mistakes, resulting in $1 billion in losses.

Hopefully the free DLC will be a little more punctual (and functional) than the base game. Until CD Projekt Red reveals more, fans will have to continue speculating as to what's in store for the upcoming content pack.