In my opinion, Cyberpunk 2077 is not quite the disaster someone has suggested. The game is fun. The mistakes are funny! The mistakes that really, actually was not fun has been patched. Refunds were made widely available, and despite that refund option, the game sold 13 million copies in just two weeks.
But publisher CD Projekt still has a ruined reputation to fix and an investor lawsuit to fight, so I do not want to put too many shares in the headline you might have read today: that we all get free DLC for the game in early 2021.
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As Engadget points out, the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine shows that this promise may have been live on the internet the day the game was launched – before the scream began, and definitely before CD Project held an emergency conference call on December 15 to discuss how the company would react.
In that conversation (PDF transcript), CD Project President and Co-CEO Adam Kiciński told investors that it was “too early to judge” when the company might release DLC.
In particular, he was asked: “How do you feel about your ability to release a couple of DLCs next year, and obviously multiplayer in 2022?” (CD Projekt had previously said that multiplayer will miss 2021.)
The full answer: “To be honest, it’s too early to judge. Let’s deal with the situation at the moment, and let’s make some more assessments – it’s still ahead of us; we do not know yet, and we are now focused on improving Cyberpunk. We will discuss this early next year. ”
Currently, we expect two major updates for the game in January and February, respectively, as the company promised on December 13 in the apology post:
Beyond that, some free DLC would of course be nice. Personally, I only want NPCs who know how to drive.