Someone must have used their Kiroshi Optical Scanner MK.II to find CDPR’s message hidden in the launch trailer that dropped yesterday. Appearing in the video for only a single frame, the letter to fans expresses CD Projekt Red’s feelings about the game and it’s release, as well as their plans for the game’s future, including expansions and free DLCs.
As you can see, it’s pretty tough to read the message’s text, so we’ve transcribed it for you:
The wait for Cyberpunk 2077 is almost over. It’s been quite the journey, and first of all we want to thank all of you for being with us along the way. We know there’s a fair amount of anticipation for the game, and very soon you will all be able to decide whether or not we lived up to the hype.
Launch day is always a mix of excitement and constant nerve-wracking, and with this being the first game we’ve developed that isn’t titled ‘The Witcher’, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t anxious to see what you think once you’ve sunk your teeth into it. With this launch trailer, we’re just about ready to flick the switch and see Cyberpunk 2077 go from ours to become yours. We set out to create our most immersive world yet, and we believe that the stories waiting for you to uncover, and the relationships you’ll forge during your time in Night City, will stick with you for quite some time.
We’ve mentioned before that expansions will be coming, and while we’re not ready to talk specifics just yet, we will say that we’ve learned a lot from our work on both Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. Our planned expansions will take you even deeper into the world of Cyberpunk 2077 offering substantial, story-driven content that’ll give you tough choices to make through impactful narratives that you won’t soon forget.
But before we get there, we’ll first be kicking off our free DLC program in early 2021. Just like with The Witcher 3, expect an assortment of free DLC packs to begin hitting Night City, dropping a bunch of cool stuff that’ll inject even more life into the world of the dark future. We hope you’re looking forward to them!
We want to end this message with a request. Once you play/finished the game, we would love it if you got back to us and told us who your V was. Our forums and social media are there for you. We want to know how you found Night City and what choices you made. We created a huge world for you to jump into, tell us your story.
CD PROJEKT RED team
While it’s easy to dismiss sentiment as pandering when it comes to commercial projects, CD Projekt Red really seems like they care about their games and their fans. The message certainly comes across as genuine, rather than corporate PR.
The mention of DLC is also exciting, especially given the Polish developer’s successes with the Witcher 3‘s DLC — Blood and Wine remains one of the most well-received DLCs of all time. The free DLCs are also something to look forward to in 2021; it’s impossible to say anything for sure at this point, but given that the free Witcher 3 DLC had new quests, new animations, and new cosmetics and armor, it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing similar things in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 free DLC.
What do you think about CDPRs message to their fans? Are you already excited by the prospect of DLC? Let us know in the comments!