Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by SPN Editor
In the realm of digital dystopia, the much-anticipated release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to dazzle audiences on September 26th, making its grand entrance into the domains of PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.
It’s worth noting that Phantom Liberty reserves its charms exclusively for the current console generation; the older platforms are left in the shadows of this cybernetic spectacle. However, this unveiling follows an intricate schedule, with each platform experiencing its distinct emergence into the digital labyrinth.
For aficionados of both Xbox and PlayStation, the curtain rises simultaneously across the globe as the clock strikes midnight on September 26th, a synchronized spectacle matching the local time zones.
On the contrary, the Windows PC dimension ushers in Phantom Liberty at the bewitching hour of 1 a.m. CEST. To alleviate the complexities of time zones, allow us to provide you with a translation:
4 p.m. PDT on September 25th for denizens of the West Coast of North America
7 p.m. EDT on September 25th for residents of the East Coast of North America
12 a.m. BST on September 26th for United Kingdom inhabitants
1 p.m. CEST on September 26th for those residing in western mainland Europe
8 a.m. JST on September 15th for the land of the rising sun, Japan.
Behold the map illustrating the intricate tapestry of global release times for Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.
The expansion presently beckons eager adventurers to pre-load their digital arsenals. It boasts a relatively modest digital footprint, measuring a mere 37 gigabytes (on Xbox Series X/S), a stark contrast to the bloated proportions often witnessed in contemporary gaming.
Now, what brings novelty to the enigmatic world of Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty? Allow us to introduce Reed, a seasoned operative and clandestine saboteur, taking refuge in the shadows of Dogtown, operating covertly as a sleeper agent.
Reed stands as a formidable and unforgettable presence within the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, rivaling even the iconic Keanu Reeves’ portrayal of Johnny Silverhand. Idris Elba breathes life into this enigmatic cipher of a man, whose clandestine exploits in infiltration, espionage, and treachery have woven a tapestry of silent regrets over his lifetime.
Equally enthralling is Songbird, given voice by Christine Minji Chang, her demeanor cloaked in secrecy and her hacking prowess hinting at a character skillfully orchestrating the fates of multiple factions, all while advancing her own enigmatic agenda.
At a pivotal juncture, Phantom Liberty’s narrative branches, contingent upon your decisions in a crucial make-or-break moment, unveiling two divergent paths, each replete with its own set of distinctive missions and opportunities. All roads converge toward a heart-pounding crescendo.
Among the highlights of the Phantom Liberty expansion, which not only introduces fresh narrative elements and an uncharted region but also undergoes a reimagination of Cyberpunk 2077’s core mechanics, are:
Dogtown, an isolated, war-ravaged enclave of Night City previously inaccessible in the base game.
The star power of Idris Elba, portraying the enigmatic spy, Solomon Reed.
A skill tree subjected to a comprehensive overhaul and streamlining.
A myriad of new endings awaiting V, the central protagonist.
General enhancements spanning the gamut of enemy AI and vehicular combat, accompanied by a suite of other quality-of-life upgrades.