Idris Elba joins Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Idris Elba joins the cast of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty which is set to release sometime in 2023.

When Phantom Liberty was announced in September 2022, the return of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand was already confirmed. So, this means that both Keanu Reeves as well as Idris Elba will be in the same game!

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Keanu and Elba, the Cyberpunk 2077 dream team!

The Phantom Liberty expansion is described as being a “spy-thriller” and Idris Elba will be playing a new character named Solomon Reed. What’s more, Reed is a: “veteran New United States of America agent, and apparently, the only person players can trust to help them fulfil an impossible mission of espionage and survival.

Furthermore, in the new trailer, not only do we see more of the expansion in play, but we also get an added glimpse of the new location of Night City dubbed “Dogtown”. The Phantom Liberty expansion also promises even more characters, abilities and locations.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is new-gen only

Sadly, Phantom Liberty is only releasing on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. However, given all the woes that plagued the last-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077, that’s probably not a bad thing.

When is the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty release date?

At this time, Phantom Liberty does not have a set release date. All we know is that the expansion will launch sometime in 2023. Hopefully, CD Projekt Red will reveal its release date in the coming months.

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However, it seems that CD Projekt Red might launch the expansion alongside a Cyberpunk 2077: Game of the Year Edition. This is despite the fact that the game launched in a bad way. Oh, and it was released in 2020!

Idris Elba is no doubt one of the most popular and charismatic actors on the planet. Fans are continually casting Elba in a number of his roles, due to his diverse versatility. If you have any doubts about just how versatile Idris Elba is, just check out this trailer!

Idris Elba can be a barista in Cyberpunk 2077, apparently

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We’re excited about Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty!

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