Cyberpunk 2077‘s upcoming DLC, Phantom Liberty, will star Idris Elba, it’s been confirmed.
The acclaimed actor will play Solomon Reed, an FIA Agent for the New United States of America.
“Team up and take on an impossible mission of espionage and survival,” the game’s official burb says.
“Get ready for Phantom Liberty – a spy-thriller expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 set in an all new district of Night City. Coming 2023 to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.”
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty — Official Teaser 2
It was previously announced that Sasha Grey will also star in the DLC. She will voice Ash, a new character in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, Phantom Liberty.
Grey announced on Twitter that she will be part of the upcoming expansion and that she’ll play Ash, a radio DJ on the in-game station 89.7 Growl FM.
Revealed during a Night City Wire broadcast earlier this year, the “spy-thriller” expansion will feature the return of Johnny Silverhand, the character played by Keanu Reeves, alongside a new cast of characters.
While Phantom Liberty will be the only large expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt has its sights set on the future of the franchise.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the next Cyberpunk game, Project Orion, would be handled by a new US-based studio called CD Projekt Red North America.
Cyberpunk 2077 was billed as one of the biggest titles of the last console generation, but things went badly wrong for it at release. After three delays, the highly anticipated RPG released for PC and consoles with a host of technical problems, resulting in refunds being offered and the game being pulled from the PlayStation Store.
However, the game saw a resurgence following a series of patches and the launch of Netflix series Edgerunners. According to CD Projekt, Cyberpunker 2077 has sold over 20 million copies.