CD Projekt Red has decided to stop developing new content for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077, confirming in an update note that future expansions, including the recently announced Phantom Liberty, will only be available on PC, PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S. The update notes confirm that future expansions, including the recently announced Phantom Liberty, will only be available on PC, PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S.
After patch 1.6 (Edgerunners update), the company will focus on the new generation version of Cyberpunk 2077. Still, according to the publication, it will continue to provide technical support for the previous generation version.
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“After patch 1.6, the game is guaranteed to work on previous generation consoles and will continue to receive technical support just like any other game.” However, new content updates and improvements, including future expansions, will no longer be available for previous generation consoles.”
CD Projekt Red emphasized that the decision to stop the development of future content was a “difficult decision” but said it decided because it felt the scope of the expansion would be “technically more challenging than the previous generation console release without compromising the player experience.”
The game has been plagued by controversy since its initial launch in December 2020, with several bugs, glitches, and performance issues making it virtually unplayable on some last-generation consoles.
Since then, CD Projekt Red has addressed these issues by releasing patches and hotfixes to remedy the game’s problems – overhauling the in-game systems and game mechanics to achieve the vision and version of the game they intended. They have been able to realize the game they built.
They believe they have succeeded and appear ready to roll out the game on the consoles they built for it.
“Cyberpunk 2077 is in good shape on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and we believe now is the right time to shift focus and move forward,” CD Projekt said.
For a review of the PC version of “Cyberpunk 2077,” click here, and for more information on the “Phantom Liberty” expansion for “Cyberpunk 2077,” visit IGN!