Cyberpunk 2077 started with enormous expectations, deservedly crashed to the ground after a more than disappointing launch, and since then has gradually improved to become what it was meant to be from the beginning. We already defined it a few months ago as a path of redemption, which reminds us a lot of the one we already lived a few years ago with No Man’s Sky, and which tells us about developers who rush when choosing the release date for their games. , but who are capable of accepting their mistake and, pick and shovel in hand, start working steadily to reverse everything they did wrong at first.
As of today, we know that CD Projekt Red is working on Phantom Liberty, the paid extension that will hit the market in 2023 and that will add several hours to the plot of the original game. This is expected to be the only paid DLC for Cyberpunk 2077. And what we have learned from IGN is that after the release of this expansion, they will start working on something long awaited.
I mean, of course, launch of a GOTY (Game of the Year) edition, which was confirmed by Adam Kiciński, president and co-CEO of CD Projekt Red, during a recent conference with the company’s investors. «It’s the natural order of things“, he claimed. «The same thing happened with The Witcher, which, after the two expansions, was finally released as Game of the Year edition and has been on the market ever since. The same can be expected in this case.«.
Thus, we can be clear that Cyberpunk 2077 GOTY Edition will follow in the wake marked by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In addition, since Phantom Liberty will only arrive on PC and next-generation consoles (another example of the learning acquired after the original game was released), we can assume that the exact same thing will happen with this GOTY edition, which will leave PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 behind. Xbox One, consoles unable to offer the necessary performance for the game to run properly.
Although with the arrival of the Cyberpunk 2077 update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S we already affirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 had finally reached the state we had hoped for since its launch, the future arrival of the GOTY edition marks a new and important milestone in the story of a game that at the time was destined to make history, which had terribly disappointing beginnings, but now shines with its own light.