CD Projekt RED has recently revealed that the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty has entirely changed the core main systems of the game and probably the original version too.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty: What Has Changed
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is an upcoming new expansion for the original game offering new content to experience. This will continue the base game’s story and offers a different path for V, the main protagonist. A new trailer was released recently during the Xbox Games Showcase and finally reveals details on the expansion’s unique storyline.
In a new interview with Creative Director Pawel Sasko and Quest Designer Despoina Anetaki revealed what has changed in Phantom Liberty expansion DLC. Both executives told VGC that the core mains systems of the game have been redone or updated in a major way with the DLC.
“The biggest ones are the perks and skill trees, which have been rebuilt completely,” Sasko told the publication. “We’ve [also] added vehicle combat which enables new car chases.
“We’ve also greatly expanded AI and complete redone the police system, which is rebuilt from the ground up and now has multiple levels with multiple archetypes of enemies who will chase you – it’s also different in Dog Town compared to Night City.
“We’ve also redone the loop and whole progression of the game – the difficulty curve is different, the tiers and drops of loot is different, the archetypes of enemies have been redone for more variety.
“Those are the core things that we’ve changed, and if you look into it there are very few systems that we didn’t change or update. Even the UI and UX have been greatly updated.”
Base Game Does Not Get Left Out
Sasko shared that the development team is actually trying to implement the same changes to the base game too. They do not want players who have not bought the expansion to be left out and at least benefit from its new features somehow.
“Our goal is to provide them to players of the base game as well. The core systems should be there – that’s our intention.”
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty launches on September 26, 2023 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.