Since its initial release almost exactly two years ago, Cyberpunk 2077 has undergone one of the most incredible video game redemption arcs in recent memory (No Man’s Sky notwithstanding).
Following that disastrous release developer CD Projekt Red has, through a slew of updates, gradually turned the sci-fi action-RPG into the AAA hit it was always meant to be. The game has now sold over 20 million copies, and a DLC titled “Phantom Liberty” will arrive sometime in 2023—the first and only major expansion the game will get before the team turns its attention to the recently announced Cyberpunk 2077 sequel.
And now, we know that a Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition is in the works for 2023. As first reported by Stockwatch.pl., CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski said during a presentation for GPW Innovation Day that the GotY edition of Cyberpunk 2077 would follow on the heels of the Phantom Liberty release, and include an additional “substantial” update alongside the Phantom Liberty content.
The target version of “Game of the Year” “CP2077” will be just after the update and including the new addition. This version will be available at “full” price. What else can you expect here?
Kacinski then elaborated,
It’s a natural order of things – it was the same with The Witcher, which after both expansions was finally released as a Game of the Year Edition and has been operating on the market ever since. The same can be expected in this case.
While the news of a Game of the Year addition is exciting for Cyberpunk 2077 fans, the planned multiplayer mode is now permanently shelved as CD Projekt looks to wrap up the game and begin work on its sequel at the company’s new Boston studio.