Cyberpunk 2077 news: Big surprise for 2020 as Afterlife plans are revealed

Cyberpunk 2077 is a highly anticipated release on PS4, PC and Xbox One, and it’s also getting a surprise expansion.

This won’t be new DLC, although it wouldn’t surprise us to hear that they have additional content planned for Cyberpunk 2077.

The latest offering from Witcher 3 developers CD PROJEKT RED has been one of the standout stars of the past two E3 events.

But something that wasn’t mentioned was the plan to release a companion tabletop game in 2020.

And while we don’t know exactly when Afterlife: The Card Game is going to be launched, it will be the same year as the full video game experience.

This may even help to explain those rumours suggesting that CD PROJEKT RED had multiple Cyberpunk 2077 games in the works.

This was followed by an announcement from the studio that there were several projects in the works.

It turns out; these were mostly connected to existing games.

The one unannounced project that was mentioned was in connection with a mobile game, rather than anything AAA.

But this new tabletop game is going to be part of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, which should come as great news to fans.

According to the latest update from CMON, Afterlife has been designed by award-winning game designer Eric M. Lang.

The game features the dark alleyways of Night City, where ruthless gangs clash with corporations in an endless war for money, power, and control.

Here’s more information about the premise of the new card game, with the official CMON description revealing:

“In Cyberpunk 2077 – Afterlife: The Card Game, players become Fixers. Fixers are the databrokers and masterminds in Night City who recruit cyberpunks, equip them with gear, and send them out on missions.

“But nothing’s free in Night City. Players need to balance between what they want and what they can actually afford. Using an innovative drafting mechanic and special dashboard, players must decide which cards they want to buy, and which to sacrifice for funds in order to purchase new ones.

“Each successful mission raises the player’s Street Cred, with mission survivors becoming Veterans, imparting their knowledge and experience to newer recruits. In this chrome-infused world, Street Cred is the only currency that truly matters.”

And if this new game proves to be a hit with fans, CMON and CD Projekt RED has confirmed that this will be just the first collaboration between the two companies, with plans for more to follow.

Eric M. Lang, CMON’s Director of Game Design, said of the project, “I’m a huge fan of Cyberpunk and have played it since the first edition. I grew up playing the RPG and have kept up with the franchise through the years. Andrea Chiarvesio and I were beyond thrilled to work on it.”

“We have a big board game community at the studio, and we couldn’t be happier to partner up with CMON. We love their games and are very excited to show the world our shared vision for a great card game in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe,” said Rafał Jaki, Business Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED.

As confirmed above, we don’t have a release date for the new Afterlife game, only that will be launched in 2020.

This means it could arrive before or after Cyberpunk 2077 is released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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