Cyberpunk 2077 may only get one DLC expansion

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CD Projekt's CEO has seemingly confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077's forthcoming expansion will be its only one.

Speaking in a financial Q&A session earlier this week, CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński was asked about future projects using the in-house Red Engine, after The Witcher 4 was revealed to be ditching it for the Unreal Engine 5. "Cyberpunk expansion is the last project based on the Red Engine," Kiciński said. "Any further product will be on Unreal."

This is seemingly confirmation that Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming story-driven DLC expansion will be the only one of its kind, and the game won't receive any further story content after that. This would be unlike The Witcher 3, which received two expansions - Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine - in the years after it first launched. 

We've contacted CD Projekt for confirmation of Cyberpunk 2077's expansion plans, and will update this piece accordingly with any new information.

This is a surprise because CD Projekt staff have previously used "expansions" plural when referring to future Cyberpunk 2077 content. A UI co-ordinator referenced multiple expansions prior to the game launching in 2019, while quest director Pawel Sasko referenced multiple expansions as recently as last month in April (via KitGuru).

CD Projekt formally announced the expansion late last year in 2021. Ever since then, we've got periodic updates on development progress surrounding the expansion. CD Projekt reassured fans it was still working on the expansion earlier this year in March, for example, and the company gave a release window of 2023 for the expansion the following month. 

In fact, the majority of Cyberpunk 2077's development staff are now working on the expansion. Earlier this week during the same financial results, Kiciński revealed that while there is still a team of developers working hard to improve Cyberpunk 2077 and eliminate its bugs, the vast majority of staff are working on the DLC. This was alongside the reveal that The Witcher 4 has entered pre-production, which is surely the next big project for CD Projekt Red after development of the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion has wrapped up.

Oh, and the Cyberpunk 2077 anime is debuting footage early next month in June.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.