Edgerunner Update is the final major patch for last-gen consoles, which means they will miss out on important future updates and downloadable content for Cyberpunk 2077.
The latest Night City Wire Livestream for Cyberpunk 2077 has concluded, and during it, the game’s final major patch for PS4 and Xbox One, Update 1.6, and the massive Phantom Liberty expansion’s 2023 release date was revealed. No significant Cyberpunk 2077 DLC is on the horizon for the previous generation.
The “Edgerunners Update,” version 1.6, adds a plethora of new features that will work with the upcoming Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime. Players will be able to don David Martinez’s iconic yellow jacket and equip a brand new weapon from the show.
Furthermore, the jacket and weapon are expected to be located in a new quest and playable character that is tied to the show. Notably, transmogrification will be available in Cyberpunk 2077 with the release of Update 1.6, allowing players to don the aesthetics of a fresh set of garments while keeping their existing numbers.
However, CD Projekt Red has stated that the “Edgerunner Update” for Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One will be the last major patch for those consoles. This is a major setback given the developer’s previous announcement of upcoming improvements to Cyberpunk 2077’s police and vehicle-on-vehicle combat systems.
Both of those platforms took some heat shortly after their respective releases, and now only owners of current-gen consoles will be able to take advantage of one of the most often requested game updates. In addition, the forthcoming Phantom Liberty downloadable content (DLC) will not be available to users of previous generation systems, despite its promise to add a new area to Night City.
The Edgerunners update for Cyberpunk 2077 will be available today
– adds Roach Race mini-game (also on app stores)
– Martinez jacket
– new Ripperdoc additions
– new photo mode additions pic.twitter.com/JU2h61awo1
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 6, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red’s previous generation of consoles have never gotten along. Critics and players alike noticed the game’s poor performance on PS4 and Xbox One shortly after its late 2020 release. They complained of unplayable frame rates and frequent crashes.
Sony withdrew Cyberpunk from stores for several months as the developer corrected the game’s most glaring bugs due to their severity. Despite the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 for last-gen consoles is in much better shape currently, CDProjekt Red will likely stop working on the game for those platforms at some point due to its ongoing problems on both PC and consoles.
The Polish developer is not the only one to abandon support for older platforms in favor of Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox One Series X. Not only has Cyberpunk 2077 received DLC exclusive to the PS5, but so have Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Death Stranding, both of which feature content that is not available on older consoles.
Eventually, game developers will have to shift their attention to what’s cutting-edge, but given the persistent lack of PS5 and Xbox One consoles, it seems unlikely to be an easy transition to make.