In recent news, there’s a buzz about the possibility of an Ultimate Edition of Cyberpunk 2077 being in development, thanks to a rating published by Europe’s PEGI. CD Projekt Red has been actively improving Cyberpunk 2077 with the 2.0 update and the Phantom Liberty expansion. While no major updates are currently on the horizon, the company might have some tricks up its sleeve for a Cyberpunk 2077 repackage in the upcoming 2023 holiday season.
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CD Projekt Red’s Tradition of Ultimate Editions
CD Projekt Red has a history of releasing comprehensive final editions that bundle all a game’s content and often more. Examples include Enhanced Editions for The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition offers both massive expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, along with extra DLC. These editions are considered definitive collections for CD Projekt Red’s games.
Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition: A Potential Arrival
Surprisingly, a Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition might be on the horizon. PEGI recently made a public filing for Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition, which carried a mature content warning for violence, strong language, and sexual themes. The filing listed Xbox Series X/S as the release platform and December 31, 2023, as the release date, although this date is likely temporary. It’s important to note that this doesn’t exclude the possibility of the edition coming to other platforms like PC and PS5.
The Logic Behind Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition
The question of whether a Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition is a sensible move largely depends on consumer preferences. Combining the base game with the Phantom Liberty expansion in a single package makes sense, especially if CD Projekt Red doesn’t plan to release any more content for Cyberpunk 2077. From this perspective, an Ultimate Edition seems logical.
A Quick Release After Phantom Liberty
One point of contention is the timing of the potential Ultimate Edition’s release, coming shortly after the launch of the Phantom Liberty expansion, which is still being sold at its full price of $29.99. Some players might perceive this as a swift re-release and a potential discount on the two products compared to their individual prices.
Putting It in Perspective
Compared to the previous controversies surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, the swift release of a definitive edition seems relatively minor. If anything, it could be seen as an opportunity for those who held off on playing the game until it was patched and improved. It reinforces the idea of not pre-ordering games and waiting for them to be fully polished before diving in. This approach aligns with healthier gaming practices. However, the confirmation of CD Projekt Red’s plans for a Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition is still pending.