Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Upgrade, DLC Coming After 'Important Fixes and Updates'

CD Projekt Red is prioritizing Cyberpunk 2077's patches and updates, shifting parts of its initial post-release roadmap.

Cyberpunk 2077's DLC and next-gen upgrade are getting pushed back so CD Projekt Red can make the game playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

CDPR co-founder Marcin Iwinski outlined the changes to the Cyberpunk 2077 content roadmap and provided a vague timeline of when the game's promised patches might drop (these are different than the hotfixes that have already been released).

Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen upgrade won't be coming out until the second half of 2021. That means until then, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners will have to stick with the slightly improved version of what runs on last-gen consoles.

Once the free Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade does launch, it will still be free and include features such as ray tracing and improved framerates.

While Cyberpunk 2077 DLC was planned for shortly after the game's release, Iwinski said the new goal for CD Projekt Red is getting that out sometime later in 2021, again focusing on the patches for the current versions of the game.

The Cyberpunk content roadmap CDPR provided via a blog post on Cyberpunk.net and seen in the tweet above has no specific time labels, though the DLC is set to come before the next-gen upgrade.

Assuming these current timelines hold, something which might be best to take with a grain of salt, Cyberpunk 2077 owners can presumably expect the DLC sometime later this summer.

However, Iwinski only mentioned the game's free DLC, and it's not certain whether Cyberpunk 2077's meatier DLC campaigns will fall in the same timeline as well. It's likely whatever dates CDPR originally had for those have been pushed as well. 

The first of Cyberpunk 2077's more significant patches will release sometime before January 23, 2021, with the second to follow soon after, though Iwinski provided no definitive date for that one. Stay tuned. 

[Source: CD Projekt Red]

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Published Jan. 13th 2021

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