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The original Cyberpunk 2077 plan was way better than what we got

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After a couple of years, plenty of updates, and a great expansion, Cyberpunk 2077 is in a great place, but what’s next for the open-world RPG? Not much, but that wasn’t originally planned to be the case. 

CD Projekt Red has spent much time and resources restoring Cyberpunk 2077 from a disastrous launch. The last generation of consoles was underpowered for the game, so Cyberpunk 2077 suffered. The developers have since stopped supporting the old hardware and released a universally praised update 2.0, followed by 2.1, making the game one of the best modern RPGs. 

The expansion, Phantom Liberty further expanded the game in meaningful ways with a good story, new missions, weapons, and abilities. Fans who have completed the expansion wonder whether CD Projekt Red will make another expansion for the game. The Witcher 3 received two excellent expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, so fans expect another expansion for the latest title. While the developers haven’t announced anything, data miners have discovered their plans for the next expansion. 

Cyberpunk 2077 was originally planned to have a DLC expansion set in space 

According to the data mine, the next Cyberpunk 2077 expansion would have occurred on the moon. 

CD Projekt Red experienced a data breach in 2021, and a lot of inside information was released at the time. While many focused on the scrapped third-person camera build from 2013, other information was ignored. Plenty of the files in the data leak mentioned the “moon expansion.”

The leaked data shows the basic layout of the planned moon expansion map. The map has an area of 6 square kilometers, about a quarter of the size of the main game. The map shows different zones which include an exterior movie set, a drug lab, and a crash site. 

When is Cyberpunk 2077’s next expansion coming?

Cyberpunk 2077 will not receive another DLC expansion after the release of Phantom Liberty.

CD Projekt Red has moved on to The Witcher 4 and a potential Cyberpunk 2077 sequel. Because of this, fans will not be headed to the moon, or anywhere else.

In the Cyberpunk universe, humans colonized the moon in 1997, and the Euro Space Agency established a colony named Tycho. By the time Cyberpunk 2077 took place, Arasaka and Militech had robust mining operations on the moon. 

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The moon is an important piece of Cyberpunk lore, so chances are CD Projekt Red would use the assets developed for the expansion in the sequel. The developers bid farewell to Cyberpunk 2077 with Update 2.1 and moved to working on the next The Witcher game. While the developers have hinted at a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, there are no solid release windows announced yet.

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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