CD Projekt Red has decided to end development of new content for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077, confirming in an update note that future expansions, including the recently announced Phantom Liberty, will only be released on PC, PS5, Stadia and Xbox Series X|S.
Following Patch 1.6 (the Edgerunners Update), they’ll focus their attention and resources on the new-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077; however, they’re still committed to and will continue to provide technical support for last gen versions of the game, according to the release.
“In practice, that means after Patch 1.6 your game will continue to work on previous-gen consoles and we will continue to provide technical support to players — as we do with all our other games,” the release reads. “However, new content updates and improvements will no longer be available for previous-gen consoles, including the upcoming expansion.”
CD Projekt Red stressed that though the decision to end the development of future content was a “difficult decision,” they chose to do so because they believe that the scope of the expansion makes “releasing it for previous-gen consoles technologically challenging without compromising player experience.”
The game has been plagued with controversy since its initial launch in December of 2020, as it’s been riddled with bugs, glitches and performance issues that made the game virtually unplayable for some on last generation consoles.
Since then, CD Projekt Red has been able to mitigate these issues by releasing patches and hotfixes to improve the game’s issues — overhauling in-game systems and gameplay mechanics in their attempt to meet the vision and version of the game they’d set out to build.
It now seems they believe to have succeeded and are ready to move on to expand the game on the consoles that are built to handle it.
“We believe Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is in a good place, and that now is the right time to shift our focus and start looking forward,” CD Projekt’s statement says.
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