'Cyberpunk 2077' Attempts Comeback With First Expansion 'Phantom Liberty'
Upon release, we all gave Cyberpunk 2077 so much crap for problems ranging from hilarious glitches to mechanics that could lead to deadly seizures that CD Projekt Red was quick to announce they'd be going back to making the Witcher series. This led many to believe that the company would abandon the complexity of futuristic-looking games as soon as they were done putting out the citywide trash fire that CP 2077 had ignited, but we'd be wrong.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty promises a more focused spy-thriller campaign that shows a never-before-seen and uglier part of Night City. This immediately helps with one of the original game's non-technical problems, that of filtering out the political connotations of the cyberpunk genre to present it as just a nice aesthetic. When a cyberpunk tale takes place in a world where its readers would like to live in, then that's not good cyberpunk. If CD Projekt Red manages to pull off with Phantom Liberty what they did with the glorious Witcher 3 expansions, then we're in for a nasty treat. If they don't, well, at least Keanu Reeves will be back, and we already know he's the best company one can ask for when it comes to watching a pile of our money turn to ash together.
Also, in all fairness, many of the problems that Cyberpunk 2077 featured at first are long gone. That's a huge feat, considering how the listed bugs could fill entire books. It would be pretty unfair to miss out on the new expansion out of spite - unless that spite goes toward the company's dubious practices.
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