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Cyberpunk 2077 expansion and more fixes confirmed — here's what we know

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Cyberpunk 2077 is about a year-and-a-half old, but it still seems to be in the news every week. That’s partially because developer CD Projekt Red has been putting out patch after patch to fix the game’s myriad technical issues.

But it’s also partially because there’s a good game underneath all the bugs, and plenty of players are eager to see what’s next. The good news is that there’s still a Cyberpunk 2077 expansion on the way, and the game’s quest designer just (re)confirmed it.

Information comes from a Twitch stream, captured and isolated on a Reddit thread. Paweł Sasko, Cyberpunk 2077’s quest designer, was playing through the game and taking viewer questions. His answers were surprisingly frank, even though he couldn’t share absolutely everything that’s going on behind-the-scenes.

One viewer asked whether there’s “expansive” story content for the game coming later this year. While Sasko couldn’t commit to an exact timeline, the answer to the “expansive story content” part was a definitive “yes.”

“I can assure you that we are working on an expansion; we’re working on stuff for you,” he said. “That didn’t change. We are still improving the game, because we are all aware there is work to be done.”

According to Sasko, hearing feedback from fans acts as an incentive to keep working on the game. He acknowledges that the game isn’t in perfect working order just yet, but having a passionate community keeps the developers at CD Projekt Red invested in the Cyberpunk 2077 project.

As for the expansion, Sasko dropped just a few more hints about it toward the end of the clip.

“I’m literally, daily, reviewing quests and talking to people about stuff, so it is happening,” he said.

This is, if nothing else, good news for fans who enjoyed the quests in the Cyberpunk 2077 base game. Sasko developed many of those quests, and it looks like he will have similar responsibilities for the expansion. It also suggests that the expansion will still be a story-driven affair, with a comparable structure to the base game.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, but substantive info has been hard to come by. CD Projekt Red announced the expansion project more than a year ago, but patching the game seems to have been a more pressing matter. Now that Patch 1.5 has made the base game relatively stable and cohesive on every platform, we might hear more about the future of the franchise.

Marshall Honorof is a senior editor for Tom's Guide, overseeing the site's coverage of gaming hardware and software. He comes from a science writing background, having studied paleomammalogy, biological anthropology, and the history of science and technology. After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi.