CD Projekt Red will use Phantom Liberty, the expansion of Cyberpunk 2077 revealed yesterday, to adjust many essential elements of the game. Even people who don't buy the expansion will notice this.

Speaking to VGC, game developer Pawel Sasko stated that all essential elements of Cyberpunk 2077 have been revised or significantly updated. These include the AI, the police system, the difficulty curve and the user interface (UI). The skill tree has also been redesigned as some fans found it “disappointing” for an RPG. In addition, the expansion allows fighting from a vehicle without the need for a scripted moment in the story.

CD Projekt Red therefore emphasizes that we should not regard Phantom Liberty as dlc, but as a full-fledged expansion of the game. Even if you don’t purchase the expansion, you will notice many of these changes. However, without Phantom Liberty it is not possible to go to Dogtown, the expanded new district of Night City.

Phantom Liberty was unveiled last night at the Xbox Games Showcase. In the trailer we saw familiar characters such as V and Johnny Silverhand return. The expansion also introduces new characters, including Solomon Reed, played by renowned actor Idris Elba. Phantom Liberty will be the only expansion Cyberpunk 2077 will receive.

Phantom Liberty will be released September 26 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S and PC. The expansion has a price tag of 30 euros.