Cyberpunk 2077 isn't dead yet as CD Projekt confirms expansions

Cyberpunk 2077
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 A CD Projekt Red developer has confirmed there are Cyberpunk 2077 expansions in development, reassuring fans the RPG isn’t dead.

“We're still improving the game because we are all aware that there is work to be done,” Quest director Pawel Sasko said in  a recent livestream captured on Reddit (via TheGamer), 

Sasko’s comments come on the heels of Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.5, the game’s biggest update yet, which fixed some key issues with the title, such as car handling, AI crowd reactions, and rebalancing the loot system. The patch also ushered in dedicated Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game.

“I cannot tell you anything about our future plans,” Sasko said on the stream, “but I can assure you that we are working on expansions.”

some_behind_the_scenes_story_from_quest_director from r/cyberpunkgame

 Sasko’s assurances will be a relief to players worried CD Projekt RED had abandoned Cyberpunk 2077 to focus on The Witcher 4. The game had a disastrous start to life when it launched at the end of 2020, Sony even pulled Cyberpunk from the PlayStation store because it was so full of bugs. 

While patch 1.5 has improved the game, according to SteamCharts it didn’t bring a big boost to the player count, only hitting 59,000 concurrent players alongside the patch’s release – a far cry from the 830,000 it had at launch. 

However, the patch’s reception seems to have been enough for CD Projekt Red as Sasko said: ‘We're very happy you guys liked 1.5, and that gives us more...incentive to work for you guys because you show your appreciation for it.’

The comments are encouraging as the developer recently announced the next Witcher title, which could have seen CD Projekt Red drop its troubled title. However, it seems that the developer remains committed to fixing Cyberpunk 2077 for now. 

Patrick Dane
Gaming Guides Editor

Patrick Dane is TechRadar Gaming's Guides Editor. With nearly a decade in the games press, he's been a consistent voice in the industry. He's written for a plethora of major publications and travelled the world doing it. He also has a deep passion for games as a service and their potential to tell evolving stories. To wit, he has over 2000 hours in Destiny 2, over 1000 in Overwatch and is now deeply into Valorant.