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Why Fans Are Worried About The Cyberpunk 2077 DLC

Cyberpunk 2077 has had a truly rocky release. With all the bugs, glitched out quests, and general performance issues, many players demanded their money back, and Sony even took the game off the PlayStation StoreCyberpunk 2077 has its quirks, and it looks like they're on their way to being fixed, but players are still nervous about the announcement of free DLC in early 2021.

Engadget consulted the Internet Archive to find out when the DLC announcement was launched, and it seems to have appeared around Dec. 9 and 10, when the game was released, although it didn't stir up much notice until Dec. 29. In that case, the announcement is a bit out-of-date, and DLC could be on hold for later in the year while CD Projekt Red fixes the base game and deals with their lawsuit

According to a PDF transcript of an emergency meeting on Dec. 15 between CD Projekt Red and investors, president and co-CEO Adam Kiciński was asked, "How do you feel about your ability to release a couple of DLCs next year[?]" To this question, Kiciński replied, "[T]o be honest, it's too early to judge. At the moment please let us handle the situation, and please let us make some more assessments ... We'll discuss this early next year." It seems that CD Projekt Red is on top of the situation despite continual player outcry and the investor lawsuit. 

In a Dec. 13 apology post from CD Projekt Red, it is stated that players can expect huge patches in January and February: These patches should fix issues players are having on last-gen consoles. A lot of players weren't happy with the end result after a seven-year wait for Cyberpunk 2077, but, in The Verge's opinion, the game is still fun. The bugs are interesting and usually funny, and a lot of the major issues are going to be patched. The game still sold 13 million copies in its first two weeks, beating Fallout 4 for the highest number of concurrent players on Steam on launch day. Still, players want what they were promised. According to the apology, "They [the patches] won't make the game on last-gen look like it's running on a high-spec PC or next-gen console, but it will be closer to that experience than it is now." So, it's something for last-gen players to look forward to, at least. In a postscript, it is stated that PC users will be getting regular updates.