CD Projekt Red, a developer of TheCyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, has revealed the expansion. It is only expected to launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, removing previous-gen consoles, such as the PS4.
Phantom Liberty will be available only for PS5 in Cyberpunk 2077.
CDPR was unable to optimize Cyberpunk 2077 for last-gen consoles, and it forced Sony to remove it from the PlayStation Network storefront as a result. Despite these limitations, the game was still at its worst when played on last-gen hardware, so the developer has decided to delete the old systems altogether.
The first trailer for Phantom Liberty, shot today during a Night City Wire livestream hosted by CDPR, revealed that the game would only be played on current-gen consoles, PC, and Google Stadia. The game will be released in 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia.
The expansion trailer for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty can be seen here:
The New York Times has published a report on the subject.
Cyberpunk 2077 did not have a PS5 release, instead getting a current-gen update in February 2022. This brought with it some significant improvements specifically for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and to a lesser extent the Xbox Series S, including a performance mode that allowed for constant 60 FPS with dynamic 4K scaling. However, even this update did have its drawbacks at the outset.
The Phantom Liberty expansion will feature a whole new cast of characters who will be introduced to protagonist V, while Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Johnny Silverhand in the game world. Cyberpunk 2077 will also receive a free update later today that integrates with the Netflix series Edgerunners.