Cyberpunk 2077 DLC: Why Space Travel Is So Likely


Cyberpunk 2077 is set to receive a major DLC update in the future, and based on in-game easter eggs and hints it could send V to a space station.

CD Projekt Red is just getting started with its plans for Cyberpunk 2077. The Polish developer is committed to expanding Night City throughout 2021 and fixing the bugs that were present during the open-world title’s controversial launch on December 10. Cyberpunk 2077 free DLC updates will begin to roll out in the early months of 2021, but CDPR has a much bigger expansion planned further down the line that could very likely include space travel.

The developer previously announced plans for a premium Cyberpunk 2077 DLC pack that will take players “deeper into the world of Cyberpunk 2077, offering substantial, story-driven content.” There’s good evidence to believe that it will take place aboard a space station that’s floating over Night City called the Orbital Air Space Center. The launch pad to reach this orbital base is even included in the West side of the Night City’s world map, but it’s blocked off by a fence making it currently inaccessible to players. Could the upcoming DLC unlock this area?

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CDPR hasn’t revealed anything about what it has planned for the DLC, but there are plenty on in-game hints and easter eggs that suggests a space-faring adventure is destined to be in Cyberpunk 2077‘s future. The Orbital Air Space Center appears to be an area that the developer had planned to be visited, but it never quite made the final cut of the title since the company was under intense deadline pressure after delaying the release multiple times. In fact, an unverified leak recently claimed that the Cyberpunk 2077 DLC will consist of cut content the developer had left over, however, CDPR shut down those rumors with a Tweet on January 6. So what other evidence is there that the Cyberpunk 2077 could one day include space travel?

[Warning: Spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077 below.]

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The most compelling piece of evidence is included as a part of one of Cyberpunk 2077‘s five different endings. This specific conclusion includes a scene where V floats off to rob a casino that’s aboard a space station that’s mentioned several times throughout the campaign but is never revealed. If this is the case, the DLC would either need to be a prequel to the main story (because some of the game’s endings culminate with V dying) or take place in the brief window after the game ends but before V succumbs to death. Even though this kind of flashback or shoved-in DLC would ruin the gravity of Cyberpunk 2077‘s ending, it does explain the Orbital Air Space Center launch pad that’s conspicuously located in Night City.

There are also various Orbital Air billboards and television advertisements throughout Night City that make is seem like the corporation plays a major role in Cyberpunk 2077‘s universe but it’s not addressed in the main story. The addition of a space station DLC would fill these gaps in environmental storytelling, while taking a page out of Rockstar Games’ release of GTA Online‘s Diamond Casino Heist in April. Fans will need to wait for CDPR to unveil its plans for the future DLC to be sure, but all fingers point to the stars.

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Updated: January 8, 2021 — 2:05 pm

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