We know everyone has taken some time off over the festive period, but CDPR aren't communicative at the best of times and the future of Cyberpunk 2077 remains very much in the balance. There are a lot of rumours out there about Patch 1.5 - and some leaks that seem more likely than others - but how much of everything out there is true?
It's safe to say that Cyberpunk 2077 has improved, but there's still a long way to go. Here are the latest leaks regarding Patch 1.5 - the next major title update - and whether you should take them seriously...
The Leaks - What's coming to Cyberpunk 2077?
Earlier this week, a Reddit thread was posted with an interestingly detailed amount of information supposedly pertaining to Cyberpunk 2077's next update - Patch 1.5 - and the next-gen update that's being developed for the game.
It's worth taking the following with a pinch of salt, but here's what was said...
- Patch 1.5 will be a soft re-launch for the title and release alongside the next-gen update;
- Patch 1.5 will also change Cyberpunk 2077's name to Cyberpunk 2077: Samurai Edition;
- Barbershops, a Garage, improved AI behaviours, a transmog system, a rebalanced loot system, and a new UI system are all due to be shipped with the next title update;
- Free DLC updates will be announced and released after;
- These will include new weapons, New Game Plus, new in-game activities, and Apartment Customisation options;
- Character interactions with prominent secondary characters, like Judy and Panam, will be more frequent;
In addition to this, the first major post-launch expansion has been detailed as a "combat zone" in the Pacifica region. However, this isn't due to launch with Patch 1.5 - or at least, the leaks don't suggest this.
Should we believe them, though?
That's the real question and we're not sure we should believe all of it - exactly.
CDPR's Global PR Director responded to an article listing these leaks with the following comments - check it out here.
"This thing does not add up..."
However, that response doesn't quite add up either when you consider the fact that a lot of the content mentioned in the leaks has reportedly been data-mined in Cyberpunk 2077's files. So, at the moment, we're not sure what to believe.
The leak has suggested that CDPR is going to host a stream in February 2022 - however, we don't think we'll see this update for a little while after that. When you consider the scale of these changes, too, we could be waiting longer than that.