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Cyberpunk 2077 confirms Phantom Liberty is “only planned expansion”

A comment from the official Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube channel appears to confirm Phantom Liberty will be the game's first and last major DLC

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty DLC: A woman in a pink and yellow top looks into a mirror

We now know that Cyberpunk 2077 will get its first major DLC expansion, titled Phantom Liberty, at some point in 2023 – however, it seems to have been confirmed that it’ll also be the RPG’s last expansion too.

Despite some conflicting comments, it has been previously hinted by CD Projekt Red that Cyberpunk 2077 would only be getting one expansion. As reported by GamesRadar back in May 2022, it was stated that Cyberpunk 2077’s expansion would be “the last project based on the Red Engine” that CDPR would be undertaking.

As spotted by XGP, this now appears to have been confirmed following Phantom Liberty’s reveal. In the YouTube comments to the DLC’s trailer, the official Cyberpunk 2077 channel says in reply to one fan yearning for more expansions down the line: “Glad to hear we sparked your interest! As for the future, Phantom Liberty is the only planned expansion for Cyberpunk 2077.”

As CDPR is now moving away from development on its Red Engine, future projects – such as The Witcher 4 – are now being made on Unreal Engine 5.

With CDPR’s comments from earlier in the year, and now this statement following the reveal of Phantom Liberty, it’s all but certain that there won’t be any more major DLCs for the game after the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty release date. The Loadout has reached out to CDPR for clarification and comment.

While there may be other smaller content updates after Phantom Liberty launches, it does appear as if the DLC may be a last hurrah for Cyberpunk 2077. As expressed by many in the comments to the reveal trailer and on social media, that would be disappointing, as the game is currently in a great and enjoyable state following its pretty shambolic launch in 2020.