Hoping To Play Cyberpunk 2077 On A Next-Gen Console? You May Have To Wait

The next generation of consoles is forthcoming. While the coronavirus may have put the whole thing into question for 2020, all signs are pointing to PS5 and Xbox Series X hitting this year. But that doesn’t mean the games of the current generation will simply come to a halt. There are still many great games set to come out this year. Perhaps one of the biggest to hit will be Cyberpunk 2077, the latest joint from The Witcher III developers CD Projekt Red. 

But if you’ve seen any footage of Cyberpunk 2077, you may be wondering if you should wait. After all, if the game looks as good as it does on the current generation of consoles, it probably looks AMAZING on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, right? Well, that may be the case. However, if you were hoping to get the game at launch, you myay be out of luck. 

During a Q&A session, CD Projekt was asked whether or not he game would be immediately available on next-gen hardware. 

“In terms of Microsoft’s console, like I said, we have officially confirmed both the update and the cross-gen availability, meaning that you’ll be able to play the game from the get-go on the next-gen,” CD Projekt SVP of business development  Michal Nowakowski said. “However, when it comes to a proper, full-blown next-gen version, that’s going to come later, we haven’t announced when and I don’t have a new comment here on that.”

RELATED – Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Until September

I know that may rub some people the wrong way. After all, if they love the game enough, won’t that mean they’ll have to buy it again once they pick up another console? Well, in the case of the Xbox Series X, the answer is no. You won’t have to buy it more than once.

“Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades,” the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account said. “Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available.”

Essentially, there will be a patch that will be available to anyone who buys the Xbox One version of the game. But what about PlayStation 5?

“There’s no official announcement coming from PlayStation so we really can’t confirm or deny anything,” he added. “It’s PlayStation that first needs to address these issues and then we’re happy to make a comment, but we can’t jump the gun ahead of them.”

Oh yeah, and one last thing. Nowakowski also stated that they are confident they will hit their September street date, which is great for those who were worried about it slipping thanks to the pandemic.

What do you think of these comments from Nowakowski? Do you think they’ll be able to follow through with PS5? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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