What you need to know
- Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person shooter from CD Projekt RED.
- The team is known for The Witcher series, in particular, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
- Cyberpunk 2077 should be upgraded for next-gen consoles sometime after the machines launch.
- You can purchase the game for $60 on Best Buy.
CD Projekt RED is working hard to make sure Cyberpunk 2077 launches in September 2020, but what does the future hold for the game? A few weeks ago, the team said that your existing copy of the game would work on Xbox Series X, and it would get a free upgrade. Well, now we have a timeline for when that's going to happen.
The next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 will hit sometime after the console launch. While the Xbox Series X upgrade will be free, it's unclear what the policy is for PlayStation 5 (PS5). You may have to buy the next-gen version separately because the PS5 may not support an upgraded PlayStation 4 (PS4) version. Sony needs to clarify this immediately in my opinion.
Let's hope that Sony doesn't require gamers to buy an upgraded version of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 separetely. The company launched a lot of remasters for the PS4, so that may be the case again, even when it comes to third-party games. Only time will tell.
Since the Xbox Series X is around 2 teraflops more powerful than the PS5 — possibly more due to Sony's use of overclocking — Cyberpunk 2077 may have better effects or even a higher resolution on the Xbox Series X compared to Sony's device. That's another factor to keep in mind when making a purchasing decision, but we'll have to wait until both consoles launch and analyses are conducted to make a definitive conclusion.
There's a city to burn
Cyberpunk 2077 aims to be CD Projekt RED's most ambitious game yet, with a mature story set in the corrupt yet thriving Night City. As V, track down the secrets to digital immortality however you see best.
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