During a conference call with investors, developer CD Projekt Red shared more details about their DLC plans for Cyberpunk 2077. Translated by VGC, CD Projekt Red said that Cyberpunk 2077 will have the same amount of DLC as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. They also said that the DLC will be revealed before the release of the game similar to how they revealed DLC for The Witcher III.
Adam Kicinski, President of CD Projekt Red said that the announcement timing will be “a similar scenario to The Witcher III.” DLC packs were announced three months before the game’s release and the expansions were detailed a few weeks prior to the game coming out. When The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was released, there was a lot of free DLC, two pieces every week for two months. Then came the major expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The DLC packs provided an additional 30 hours of gameplay each.
Level Designer Max Pears spoke about the company and how they found a way to do what they did with DLC for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. “We’ve learnt from that and that is the strategy for how we’ll apply DLC to Cyberpunk as well. We’ll look to take from what we’ve learned from Witcher III and apply that. With Witcher III, the game got better with quality of life updates for the community as well, like how we improved the UI and things like that.”
Cyberpunk 2077 will also have a multiplayer mode but with their DLC plans revealed, the multiplayer component of the game is likely two years away according to CD Projekt Red.
Like most developers at this time, CD Projekt Red has shifted to remote working but Adam Kicinski says that it’s not going to affect the game’s release date again. It was supposed to come out this month but got delayed until September. “Since mid-March, we have been working from home, while ensuring continuity of all of our operations. Our goals haven’t changed; first and foremost, we intend to release Cyberpunk 2077 in September. We feel motivated and have the necessary tools at our disposal to meet this goal.”
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on September 17, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.