That’s it – it’s the end of an era as CD Projekt Red rolls out the last big update for Cyberpunk 2077. It’s now time for the team to move on to bigger things, with the development staff at the Polish studio pivoting to focus more directly on Polaris, otherwise known as ‘The Witcher 4’. Not only that but CDPR can also begin working earnestly on Codename Orion, the mysterious sequel to Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the ultimate rags-to-riches story for gamers the world over. It launched in a terrible state and was so poorly received that CDPR was sued by its investors. However, it was improved endlessly over time, with CDPR refusing to give up on the game, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get the ambitious open-world title to a position where it could be universally appreciated.
It made it, fortunately.
Now, it’s time to sunset the title. In a recent interview with IGN, CDPR confirmed that ‘Update 2.1’, which is being rolled out today, December 5, will be the last major update for Cyberpunk 2077. It’ll still be worked on by a skeleton crew tasked with keeping the lights on and the cogs turning, but that’s about it.
Following the launch of Phantom Liberty and ‘Cyberpunk 2.0’, the consensus is that the game is in a brilliant place right now, and it’s well worth a purchase or a play by any gamer interested in giving it a shot. It’s a solid open-world RPG with plenty of meat on its bones, and it’s one of the most visually stunning games on the market.
In the patch notes for Update 2.1, it was revealed that the Metro station is going live, love interests can be interacted with in a series of ways, the in-game radio can be listened to while on foot, and more races can be competed in.
It’s a relatively peaceful final update, and that’s just fitting.