The first expansion Phantom Liberty, developed by Cyberpunk 2077, will be released in 2023

The first expansion Phantom Liberty, developed by Cyberpunk 2077, will be released in 2023 ...

The first major downloadable content for Cyberpunk 2077, the Phantom Liberty expansion, will be released in 2023, according to CD Projekt Red, the developer. Phantom Liberty is described as a new spy-thriller expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 that will be set in a new district of Night City.

The first trailer for Phantom Liberty does not provide much in the way of detail. Player character V swears to faithfully serve the New United States of America, while Johnny Silverhand admonishes her that she was a bad choice. Actor Keanu Reeves confirmed separately in a Night City Wire livestream presentation that hell would return to voice Johnny in the expansion.

Phantom City will be available for Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X versions of Cyberpunk 2077, but not, apparently, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. The next 1.6 patch, known as the Edgerunners Update, will be the final update for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077.

The Edgerunners Update is named for its connection to the Netflix animated series coming next week. The update also includes new equippable items from the anime to Cyberpunk 2077, including a jacket worn by David Martinez, the anime's protagonist, and a playable Roach Race minigame arcade cabinet.

Cyberpunk 2077 was released in December 2020, but it was in a notoriously slow state. Over the following year, CD Projekt Red spent a significant amount of time fixing bugs and polishing the game, which eventually halted the release of the first PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game and its first expansion. CD Projekt confirmed in April that the first expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 would be released in 2023.