Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Playable On PS5 And Xbox Series X, Dev Reminds
A more robust next-gen edition is coming in 2021 or later, but the game will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X right away.
Now that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles have been officially announced, priced, and dated, developer CD Projekt Red is speaking up to remind people that Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on those consoles, even though the dedicated next-gen edition is coming later.
Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on November 19, and from day one it will be playable on PS4, PS5, PS5 Digital Edition, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. "Almost like a launch title, right?" CD Projekt Red said of release on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Based on the visuals we've seen so far, it almost is. The game was originally scheduled to release back in April, more than six months before the systems would be available.
With the recent reveal of next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles’ launch dates we wanted to remind everyone that #Cyberpunk2077 will be playable on those systems on November 19th. Almost like a launch title, right?👀 https://t.co/PwFksw6MT2— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 17, 2020
While Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch, this is the standard version of the game that is enhanced by the power of those consoles. A separate version of Cyberpunk 2077 for PS5 and Xbox Series X is also in the works, but it won't be here until 2021 at the soonest. Whenever it's released, it will be available as a free upgrade if you have purchased the game on the previous system. It'll need to be in the same family, though; if you have the game on PS4, you can upgrade to the PS5 version. Either way, it will be an easy way to keep playing once those upgrades arrive. Keanu will look even more realistic.
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The Witcher 3, the previous game from CD Projekt Red, will also be receiving an enhanced upgrade for next-gen consoles. This version of the game will feature ray tracing and other visual improvements, and it'll be available as a free update for anyone who owns the game on Xbox One or PS4. It's an unusually generous move for a game that first released more than five years ago. It received newfound popularity in the wake of the Netflix series' premiere.
With Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled to drop on November 19, be sure to check out our detailed Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order guide to learn about the various editions and bonuses available.