The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red’s next big game, Cyberpunk 2077, releases on December 10, but that’s just the start. The game will be playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S through backwards compatibility (plus PC–read our Cyberpunk 2077 review for details), but the true next-gen editions aren’t releasing for some time longer.
When Does Cyberpunk 2077 Release For PS5 And Xbox Series X|S?
The bespoke editions of Cyberpunk 2077 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are penciled in for 2021 at the soonest. Business development boss Michal Nowakowski said of the new-gen editions, “When it comes to a proper, full-blown next-gen version, that’s going to come later.”
People playing Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will see some improvements due to the power of those machines, however. “It will look better on next-generation consoles,” CDPR has said.
Whenever Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 and Xbox Series X|S editions are released, they will be available as a free upgrade for those who bought the game already. It’ll need to be in the same family, though; if you have the game on PS4, you can upgrade to the PS5 version.
CDPR management has said the next-gen edition of Cyberpunk 2077 may release in 2021, or it might not; the studio has not settled on a release date yet.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on December 10 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, along with PS4 and Xbox One. You can buy the game at a variety of stores, but if you want the highest amount of money to go to the developer, you can buy it from CDPR’s own digital store, GOG.
Keep checking back with GameSpot for lots more on Cyberpunk 2077 in the coming days, including our full review, guide coverage, and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 is not the only game from CDPR getting the next-gen treatment. The company’s previous big-seller, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is getting upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and they will also be free.
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