In a live stream on Friday, the studio said it hadn’t previously planned to create a metro system, despite one appearing in a pre-release trailer for the game.
“Well, the metro was not in our plans for a long time,” claimed producer Monika Janowska. “However, over time we’ve revisited out plan and with the Ultimate Edition on the horizon, we’ve decided that it actually could be achievable.”
The system is called Night City Area Rapid Transit and it has five metro lines. Players can travel between 19 stations, which can be used as either fast travel points, or “as a proper metro ride experience”.
Janowska said the metro system has been designed as a roleplaying feature that enables players to sightsee, among other activities, although they can also choose to skip the journey at any point.
Another new feature arriving next week is a Radioport item, which lets players listen to the radio while exploring the city on foot or on the metro.
CD Projekt also said it’s making improvements to boss fights, including Adam Smasher.
Car races will be replayable too, and it will be adding new vehicles, including motorcycles.
Update 2.1 will launch alongside Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition on December 5.