Announced alongside the Phantom Liberty DLC pack, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 will receive a new performance option for Xbox Series S, an official tool for installing and generating mods, and a significant increase to costumes with the 1.6 Edgerunners update. Just like the downloadable content, it appears like the majority of future game updates will be exclusive to next-gen consoles.
The developer has stated that version 1.6 will be the “final big update” for the PS4 and Xbox One. The update is downloadable now for all systems, including those old-school consoles (albeit modding tools are PC-only). It’s a 39.6GB download on the Xbox One X.
The new wardrobe option, also known as a “transmog” system, allows you to alter your appearance without affecting your numbers in any way. This has the potential to fix an issue that frequently arises in role-playing games: the player must decide between wearing an outfit because it looks great and wearing an outfit because it has superior stats.
As someone who nearly always opts for the former, this is great news for me. Additionally, you may now view a preview of clothing goods before making a purchase at a vendor.
The update also includes support for saving across platforms for logged-in users. This allows you to pick up right where you left off on your Steam Deck by loading the save file from your PS5. (However, there are a few exceptions if you live in a country where some of the game’s content is restricted, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or Japan.)
Additionally, CD Projekt Red is launching a utility for PC players called Redmond. Though the game has had mod support for over a year, the developer claims the official tool will make it easier for players to manage mods, install them, and even make their own. The Redmond website claims that it will allow you to implement custom music, video, and scripting into the game.
Multiple minor improvements are also a part of the upgrade. The performance mode from the Xbox One Series X is now available on the Xbox One S, allowing players to shoot for 60 frames per second at a resolution between 800 and 1080 pixels in size.
The upcoming Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, releasing on Netflix next week, inspired some of the new content added in the 1.6 patches, including “new equipment and new Photo Mode features.”
CD Projekt’s other major series, The Witcher, now has its own in-game arcade cabinet where players may play a game starring Geralt’s horse. It appears to be quite similar to the dinosaur game in Google Chrome, in which players must continuously run, hop, and duck to escape obstacles, and the company is releasing it as a stand-alone app for Android and iOS.