Cyberpunk 2077’s release has been…less than ideal, to put it generously. The game reportedly runs and looks great on PC, and I’m plugging away at the Series X version and it looks and runs great there as well. I’ve hit some minor bugs, but nothing that’s broken the game – bugs are a lot more prevalent than in most games, but it’s still playable.
That is not the experience people are having on Xbox One and PS4, and while gamers on the Xbox side have consistently been able to get refunds on the game PS4 gamers weren’t so lucky – until now.
Sony’s move raises a lot of questions, however. Now that the game is delisted, will CD Projekt Red be able to issue new patches for it? What’s more, will the European developer be willing to go through the certification process for a patch – and the costs associated with it – for a console they can’t sell the game on?
More than likely Sony is going to require a PS4 patch that brings the game up to some base standard of playability before relisting it, as they don’t want a firestorm of negative press for putting a game back up before it’s ready.
But who decides what’s ‘playable’ now?
We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Buckle up.
Following up on the recent release of Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (via backwards compatibility) gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077, the hotly-anticipated open-world action-adventure/roleplaying title from CD Projekt Red, now we have footage from the PS4 Pro and PS5 (again in compatibility mode) to take a look at.
Here’s the two videos.
Cyberpunk 2077 is slated to release on December 10th, 2020 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. While it will be playable on Xbox Series S|X and PS5 via backwards compatibility, CD Projekt Red has promised a free upgrade to a full next-gen version will be available at a later date.
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed a couple times, but that’s done nothing to kill off interest in the CD Projekt Red roleplaying game currently slated for release December 10th. If you’re the one gamer who isn’t pumped to jump into the dark world of Night City, check out this gameplay trailer that highlights five minutes of insane graphics, action, customization, and much, much more.
Cyberpunk 2077 will hit shelves on December 10th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. If you’ve managed to score an Xbox Series S|X or PS5 the game will be playable via backwards compatibility and at some point in the new year a free upgrade a next-gen version will become available.
Seagate has been a pretty solid option for gamers who need external storage for their console of choice, and their limited edition drives give you both storage and style.
They’ve partnered with Sony recently for a The Last of Us Part II Game Drive, and have partnered with Microsoft for a number of limited edition releases, including special editions for Xbox Game Pass, Jedi: Fallen Order, and a SSD one in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB versions that I’m incredibly curious about trying to see what difference it makes.
The latest variant is an all-out Cyberpunk 2077 edition that gets you a 2 TB or 5 TB storage decked out in a suitably cyberpunkian style.
While these game drives have all been released for Xbox One they will be supported by the Xbox Series X as well, though it’s important gamers remember that external HDD aren’t able to be used to play Xbox Series X games from when the next gen games hit. That said, large external HDD will be incredibly valuable to people with low data caps, who would rather move a game to cold storage than have to download it again so maybe it’s worth checking these out.
You can find Seagate’s line of Game Drives for Xbox here.
When Cyberpunk 2077 hits shelves this fall, Xbox gamers can take in the cyberpunk goodness on a limited edition console. I’m not sure that enhances the experience, but the console does include the game so that gets you at least part of the way and I have to admit that it’s a pretty slick-looking piece of hardware.
Here’s the press release:
Cyberpunk 2077 meets Xbox One X in custom console!
CD PROJEKT RED announces the upcoming release of limited-edition, Cyberpunk 2077-inspired Xbox One X console
Created in collaboration between designers from CD PROJEKT RED and Microsoft, the limited-edition, 1TB console encapsulates the urban decay and vibrant tech of Night City. Its design features glow-in-the-dark elements, custom decorative panels, LEDs, color-shift effects, and textures — all evoking numerous facets of Cyberpunk 2077’s dark future setting.
The console comes with an Xbox wireless controller uniquely inspired by the character of Johnny Silverhand, featuring a half natural, half cyber-enhancement chrome design. Available as part of the bundle later this year, the controller can also be purchased separately right now at select retailers, including the Microsoft Store.
Bundled alongside the console and controller will be an Xbox One digital download code for Cyberpunk 2077 and other surprises that will be announced soon. Additional details regarding the bundle and controller are available on the dedicated website. Cyberpunk 2077 will release September 17th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. For more information regarding the game, follow Facebook, Twitter, and visit cyberpunk.net.
Coming fast on the heels of delays to Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, CD Projekt Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will also be seeing a delay for quality assurance reasons, and is now targeting September 17th, 2020.
Like with the previous two titles, I’m disappointed we won’t be playing it sooner but if it’s needed a delay is for the best. Can’t wait for September!
CD PROJEKT RED’s hugely-anticipated open-world RPG hasn’t lost any of its luster since last year’s Golden Joystick Awards, repeating as the Most Wanted Game.
The win isn’t surprising as the game has continued to look better and better as it winds its way through development. There’s slim chance it’ll three-peat though, as the game is slated for release on April 16th, 2020.
Here’s the press release:
Cyberpunk 2077 claims this year’s Golden Joystick for Most Wanted Game
CD PROJEKT RED announces Cyberpunk 2077 has been named the Most Wanted Game at the 37th Golden Joysticks Awards. This is the second year in a row gamers voted the studio’s upcoming open-world RPG their Most Wanted Game.
Prior to the announcement, during the award gala’s pre-show segment, a special video from the Golden Joystick team’s visit to CD PROJEKT RED was premiered. The video is hosted by Hollie Bennett (Head of Communication UK) and features Cyberpunk 2077’s Paweł Sasko (Lead Quest Designer), Miles Tost (Senior Level Designer), and Marcin Przybyłowicz (Music Director) talking about the game’s development, among others.
CD PROJEKT RED would like to thank everyone who voted for the game in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards — it truly is an honor! Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. For more information regarding the game, follow Facebook, Twitter, and cyberpunk.net.
I really have nothing to add to this. The game is eight months away from release and looks incredible already. There’s all kinds of big games coming this year, and I’m probably still most excited for this one…which is out NEXT year.
Check out this deep dive, that goes over different ways you can choose to approach gameplay situations…
Want more? Check out this developer Q&A panel they’ve also dropped on us today! Cyberpunk 2077 will release April 16th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the recently announced version for Google Stadia set to launch the same year. For more information regarding the game, follow Facebook, Twitter, and cyberpunk.net.