That’s according to CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński, who reiterated this week that Cyberpunk would follow a similar DLC plan to The Wild Hunt.
The exec told investors in a conference call that the highly-anticipated open-world game’s DLC plan would be revealed ahead of its release on November 19. The Witcher 3’s DLC plan was also revealed before the full game’s release.
“Yes, you can expect a similar path [to The Witcher 3] after release,” he said. “You can expect more, actually. We’re not going into too many details today, but everything will be clear before release.
“As we are close to the release, expect the post-release plans to be revealed fairly soon; a series of free DLCs and expansions will be described – as I said, you can expect it fairly soon and then everything will be made clear.”
CDP’s latest comments suggest Cyberpunk will receive more than the two full story expansions and 16 DLC packs The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt did following its release in May 2015.
The Witcher 3 released with an extensive DLC calendar which saw two pieces of free DLC drop every week for two months following the game’s release. DLC packs included five new quests, new weapons and armour sets, cosmetics and a New Game + mode.
The game’s two story-driven expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, were announced and detailed several weeks before The Witcher 3’s release and promised an additional 30 hours of gameplay.
One of Cyberpunk 2077’s designers previously indicated that the Cyberpunk 2077 DLC strategy would be influenced by post-launch support for The Witcher 3.
Level designer Max Pears told VGC in September 2019 that developer CD Projekt Red had “learnt a lot from Witcher 3 and how that DLC worked.”
He said: “We’ve learnt from that and that is the strategy for how we’ll apply DLC to Cyberpunk as well. We’ll look to take what we’ve learnt from Witcher 3 and apply that.
“With Witcher 3 the game got better with quality of life updates for the community as well, like how we improved the UI and things like that.”
CD Projekt has previously said the planned Cyberpunk multiplayer game isn’t likely to arrive before 2022.
Cyberpunk 2077 is preparing to enter final certification after two delays to its scheduled release this year, CD Projekt said in this week’s investor call.
The RPG shooter was recently postponed from September until November 19. It was the second delay for the game this year, after it slipped from its originally targeted April release.