CD Projekt Red is already working on a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel and it’s being headed up by the director of Phantom Liberty. After all the welcome changes being made with this expansion, it makes sense to see the creative head given more control for the next installment.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier did an interview with Phantom Liberty’s Gabe Amatangelo, where he also revealed that he will direct the sequel. Obviously, that’s huge news and we’re pumped to see how the sequel will stand out, especially after all these changes.
Under Amatangelo, Phantom Liberty looks to be changing everything fans hated about the base game and then some. Keep in mind that the base game is officially considered “good” after a bunch of updates. The fact that this expansion feels like a remake within a remake is incredibly impressive.
Adding car combat, completely changing the perks system, and having reactive police AI are only the tip of the iceberg. We’re also getting a completely new ending to the game, which is pretty crazy considering everything else. This is definitely a big way to say goodbye to this RPG and it’s going to raise standards from here on out.
Details on the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel are slim so we don’t even know if it will be coming out in this generation or next. Fans familiar with CD Projekt Red know that the company likes to go big and doesn’t mind waiting for a whole generation to make that vision happen. We’d definitely prefer that over poor last-gen ports of a huge next-gen game.
To be fair, the company has hinted at this in some pretty unusual ways. During a job listing, they outright confirmed that a new game in the series was being worked on. How they have time for this when they’re also making a Witcher remake is beyond us.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and PC on September 26.