CD Projekt Red has announced the introduction of a metro system in the highly anticipated 2.1 update for Cyberpunk 2077, which is slated to be released next week. During a recent livestream on Friday, the game production studio stated that, despite hints of it in a pre-release video, the addition of a metro system was not initially part of their long-term plans. The producer, Monika Janowska, explained,
"Well, the metro was not in our plans for a long time. However, over time we've revisited our plan, and with the Ultimate Edition on the horizon, we've decided that it actually could be achievable."
The newly launched Night City Area Rapid Transit metro system features five metro lines that connect players to 19 stops that can act as convenient rapid travel destinations or provide a more immersive "metro ride experience."
Janowska emphasised that the metro system was deliberately developed as a roleplaying component, allowing players to engage in sightseeing and varied activities while commuting. Notably, players can skip the journey if they want to speed up their in-game encounters.
Aside from the metro system, another intriguing aspect expected to appear in the future update is the Radioport item, which will allow players to listen to radio broadcasts while walking around the city or riding the metro.
CD Projekt also worked on improving boss fights, with specific changes made to encounters with Adam Smasher. In addition, the 2.1 update will provide the ability to replay car races as well as new additions to the vehicle lineup, including motorbikes.
On December 5th, the much-anticipated Update 2.1 will be released alongside the Cyberpunk 2077 Ultimate Edition, promising a slew of new features and upgrades to enhance the entire gameplay experience for gamers venturing into the futuristic environment of Night City.