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What a turn around.

It’s been nearly three years since Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch. The much-anticipated RPG was originally released to a mixed critical reception, widely condemned for atrocious performance across Xbox One and PS4 platforms. It was also missing key features promised during its much-hyped development, and generally felt undercooked across the board. But CD Projekt Red has since had its head down determined to turn around the narrative, and it seems as though slowly but surely it’s worked.

Today, CDPR director Marcin Momot has taken to Twitter to celebrate Cyberpunk 2077’s “Very Positive” Steam user score, an opinion shared by 80% of reviewers. That’s a far cry from the almost meme-level state of its reputation back in 2020.

CDPR has been constantly updating the game over the past two and a half years. The improvements have taken their time to arrive, but there’s no doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 is a much better experience these days. It’s the package that should have arrived in 2020, really.

That package is set to expand in a big way later this summer as Phantom Liberty launches. It’s the major DLC that will introduce a whole new story and area to explore; not to mention, overhaul many of the game’s core progression systems as well. It’s being billed as the definitive edition of Cyberpunk 2077, and we’re expecting a huge influx of players old and new to pick it up.