Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Paid

Sometimes you see a headline pop up across a handful of sites and think to yourself, "hold on, is this even news?" — and this is exactly what's happened with the latest Cyberpunk 2077 story that's currently doing the rounds.

As initially reported on GamesRadar, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the game's upcoming expansion, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, will not be free. You will, in fact, have to pay for it. What a concept!

Snark aside, we can't really understand how this is making headlines. Cyberpunk 2077's eventual expansions were always going to be paid. This is something that CDPR brought up well before the actual release of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020, stating that the open world RPG would follow the same path as The Witcher 3 in terms of post-launch support — with free DLCs and paid expansions planned.

But maybe you thought Cyberpunk was getting more free content to make up for its decidedly dodgy launch — or something along those lines. Even from our perspective, it's been difficult to keep up with CDPR's plans for 2077 at times, so some confusion is understandable.

Still, we've known that Phantom Liberty would be a paid expansion for a long time. We're just reporting on it here because, well, everyone else is, for some strange reason.