CDPR’s beleaguered and then redeemed sci-fi FPS RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, will be getting a new release this year, and it’s called the Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition
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The new version, which will combine the base game and the recently released Phantom Libtery Expansion pack into a single package, will be available digitally and in physical stores from December 5. Do note that CDPR mentions that the physical version’s release will be available “in select markets through local distributors”, which suggests that it may not be a worldwide release.
“This new release is the perfect way to experience every story of the dark future; it also contains the free Update 2.0, which overhauled many of the game’s systems, introducing dynamic skill trees, high-octane vehicle combat, and enhanced enemy and police AI – as well as new weapons, vehicles, and clothes,” CDPR wrote in a press release.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released in 2020, and while it enjoyed phenomenal critical acclaim at the time of launch – netting itself 86 per cent on Metacritic and multiple Game of the Year awards – it was quickly evident that the game was rushed and was released in a less-than-optimized state. The game was buggy across all platforms, with performance issues, game-breaking bugs, and generally under-delivered than what was promised by CDPR at the time of the game’s announcement.
Since then, CDPR has taken almost three years to fix, tweak and completely overhaul the game, restoring it to a state that truly highlights its tremendous potential and vision. In my opinion, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best RPGs to release in decades, and if you have yet to play it, now would be the right time to do so.
If you are waiting for the Ultimate Edition, know that the Xbox Series X/S version will include the entire game, including the Phantom Liberty expansion pack, while PS5 owners will have to download the DLC separately during installation.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.