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It looks as though Cyberpunk 2077 is about to get a whole lot bigger after the game’s 2023 expansion.
According to VGC details of the still-untitled expansion have been leaked online, pointing to inaccessible areas from the main game being opened up for the first time.
The Combat Zone, an area of the Pacifica region which was mentioned in the main game but remains locked, is said to be opened up in the new expansion. The zone was previously featured in the Cyberpunk 2077 art book. Additionally, the Sports Dome will finally be opened – another large, inaccessible area from the main game. It’s said that this area will house one of the new main missions from the expansion.
The leaked files have already circulated on social media, and also reveal some details about the new content of the expansion. The DLC will reportedly follow Songbird – a character previously datamined from the main game.
Although the leak appears to be incomplete, it’s said that the expansion will include several new side missions, as well as seven main missions. According to users who have seen the leaked files, the expansion will also include fixer quests, world stories, and new world encounters.
It’s also noted that there seems to be very little in the way of new dialogue from Johnny Silverhand, prompting speculation that there may have been an issue regarding Keanu Reeves’ availability when producing this expansion. Instead, there are several instances of other characters ‘silencing’ Johnny.
That said, the new expansion does include some changes to the game’s ending, with both V and Johnny Silverhand now referencing the events of the expansion if they’re completed. The expansion is currently targeting a 2023 release date, with a large proportion of CD Projekt Red’s developers working on it.
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