Cyberpunk 2077 will soon be celebrating its first launch anniversary in December and despite numerous efforts by CD Projekt Red, the game is still in a bad state. After several delays, the game launched in a poor state leading to bad PR for the game. The developers came out with a contingency plan that included several patches and hotfixes to save Cyberpunk 2077, but nothing has changed much.
Now on Thursday, CD Projekt Red refreshed its development roadmap, giving us a better idea of their plans while delaying any and all “updates, improvements, and free DLCs” to 2022. The developers first came out with a roadmap back in January this year, which asserted that fixes and new content for Cyberpunk 2077 were set to arrive before the end of 2021. But that isn’t happening anymore. Just last week, CDPR announced the delay of next-gen updates for both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. If the new roadmap is believed, these will now be coming out sometime in the first quarter of 2022.
The new roadmap contains some FAQs by the developers, which provides us with some idea about the free future content and fixes. CD Projekt Red said, “We’re still planning on releasing free DLC for the game, just like with The Witcher 3. However, we have decided that our priority is working on the most important fixes and updates. So far, we have released the first DLC pack together with Patch 1.3, and we will be releasing more in the future — we’ll have more to say about that in the coming months.”
In August, the developers came out with Patch 1.3 for Cyberpunk 2077 that included the initial batch of free content. But it failed to do any good. In the name of free content, CDPR gave out two new jackets for V, an alternate look for Johnny Silverhand, and a brand-new vehicle, the Archer Quartz Bandit, which can either be bought or earned as a reward. These could have been appreciated by the players if the game was in a better state.
Next year will be jam-packed with multiple new releases and Cyberpunk 2077 will be more than a year old at that point. Players have been losing interest in the game despite it having some great elements scattered across. Whether Cyberpunk 2077 will ever be in a perfect and playable state is a question that still has no answer as of now.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.