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CD Projekt’s Phantom Liberty gets ‘very positive’ rating on Steam

Boxes with CD Projekt's game Cyberpunk 2077 are displayed in Warsaw, Poland, Dec. 14, 2020. Photo/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Phantom Liberty, the eagerly anticipated add-on for CD Projekt’s (CDR.WA) “Cyberpunk 2077,” the company’s main game, earned a “very positive” review on the Steam website for PC games.

Just a few hours after its Tuesday debut, Phantom Liberty, CD Projekt’s first big game release since the buggy release of Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2020, received good feedback from 1,215 user reviews.

As Phantom Liberty is only accessible to owners of the Cyberpunk game, Cyberpunk 2077, now on sale for 40% off, has been leading the top sellers chart on the Steam platform since Monday. This is because CD Projekt published a free update 2.0 to the game on September 21. On Steam’s chart, Phantom Liberty came in second.

In a letter to clients, Trigon DM analyst Kacper Kopron stated, “so far, all the parameters of the expansion look very good.” He said that some investors could want to grab profits right now.

Shares of CD Projekt were down 2.8% as of 08:05 GMT. Following the announcement of Phantom Liberty’s release date in June, the shares increased by around 24% in just three days.

Both PCs and current-gen consoles received the expansion. The spy-thriller adventure stars Idris Elba as Agent Solomon Reed and Cyberpunk 2077 star Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand are reprising their roles from that film.

For all platforms, the cost of the expansion was set at 99 zlotys ($22.74).

Phantom Liberty’s PC version received 89 out of 100 points on the Metacritic scoring system after 47 reviews, followed by the PlayStation 5 version with 88 points after 43 reviews and the Xbox Series X|S version with 89 points after 12 reviews.

“Phantom Liberty is the pinnacle of Cyberpunk 2077. According to a review on GameSpot, an American video game website, CD Projekt Red “has taken the lessons from the original release and focused on the parts that mattered most to deliver a thrilling and impactful experience.”

On Tuesday, just after “Phantom Liberty” debuted, 167,465 people were playing Cyberpunk 2077 at once on Steam.

The business will migrate to the third-party Unreal Engine for its forthcoming projects, including the Cyberpunk sequel. The expansion is the final project to be produced on CD Projekt’s proprietary RED Engine technology.

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