Cyberpunk 2077’s first (and solely) paid growth, Phantom Liberty, launches on September twenty sixth for Xbox Collection X/S, PS5 and PC. Whereas it provides plenty of new content material and sees the return of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand, it’s launching with an replace that modifications the bottom recreation considerably. These might be accessible for all gamers, regardless in the event that they personal the growth.
VGC not too long ago noticed a behind-closed-doors demo for the sport and spoke to inventive director Pawel Sasko in regards to the change. The latter famous, “All the primary methods of the sport have been redone or up to date in a significant manner. The most important ones are the perks and talent bushes, which have been rebuilt utterly, and the subsequent one is we’ve added automobile fight which permits new automotive chases.
“We’ve additionally vastly expanded AI and utterly redone the police system, which is rebuilt from the bottom up and now has a number of ranges with a number of archetypes of enemies who will chase you – it’s additionally completely different in Canine City in comparison with Evening Metropolis.
“We’ve additionally redone the loop and the entire development of the sport; the problem curve is completely different, the tiers and drops of loot are completely different, and the archetypes of enemies have been redone for extra selection. These are the core issues that we’ve modified, and should you look into it there are only a few methods that we didn’t change or replace. Even the UI and UX have been vastly up to date.”
Cyberware can be utterly revamped, with a capability for the quantity of cyberware you’ll be able to set up earlier than Cyberpsychosis units in. Sasko says the workforce checked out criticism concerning the open world, noting, “Whenever you play the bottom recreation versus Phantom Liberty, you will note the distinction. For instance, there are automotive chases that occur dynamically when factions battle. AI enhancements principally prolong to enemies. Your followers, as you noticed with Agent Reed within the demo, may also use it, however pedestrians are principally bug fixes.”
As for Phantom Liberty, it features a new space, Canine City, which is “huge and densely populated.” It presents new actions, and Silverhand’s presence is nearly as hefty as the bottom recreation.
Keep tuned for extra particulars on the growth, which is offered to pre-order for $29.99.