Cyberpunk 2077’s post-launch content plans will be similar to The Witcher 3’s, and we’re going to find out the details soon.
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red recently went over results of the company’s first-half of the fiscal year with investors. This is the same event where the developer revealed that it doesn’t expect any more delays for the game.
Following the earnings talk, CDPR hosted a Q&A [PDF] where it fielded many, many questions about its strategy for the second half, particularly when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077’s post-launch content, monetisation and more.
As previously announced, Cyberpunk 2077 will receive free DLC after launch, and in the Q&A, president Adam Kicinski said you should expect even more add-ons compared to The Witcher 3.
Though he wouldn’t go into specifics, Kicinski said you can expect free DLC, as well as – presumably paid – expansions, with more details to arrive closer to launch. The Witcher 3, of course, had an expansion pass that included two major add-ons. No such pass has been announced for Cyberpunk 2077, yet.
“As we are close to the release, expect the post-release plans to be revealed fairly soon; a series of free DLCs and expansions will be described – as I said, you can expect it fairly soon and then everything will be made clear,” said Kicinski.
Asked specifically about monetising the upcoming multiplayer mode, Kicinski said the cyberpunk setting allows for many ways to sell in-game items, but CD Projekt doesn’t want to be aggressive. The intent, according to Kicinski, is to make customers happy to spend money on the game.
“We’re never aggressive towards our fans! We treat them fairly and we’re friendly. So of course not – we won’t be aggressive – but you can expect great things to be bought,” explained Kicinski.
“I’m not trying to be cynical or hide something; it’s about creating a feeling of value. Same as with our single-player games: we want gamers to be happy while spending money on our products.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is out November 19 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X on day one via backwards compatibility, with a more robust upgrade to arrive later in the form of a free patch.