Those who grab Cyberpunk 2077 on current generation consoles, like the PS4 and Xbox One, have some good news to look forward to. CD Projekt Red has confirmed in an investor’s call that they will upgrade these versions of the game for free to their next-gen counterparts.
PS4, Xbox One Players Will Get Free Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Update
This means that if you purchase the game on the Cyberpunk 2077 release day on current-gen consoles, but then upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, won’t have to buy the game again. We already knew that this is how it would for those who pick up the Xbox Series X.
CD Projekt Red had already announced that Cyberpunk 2077 would support the Series X’s Smart Delivery system. However, the PlayStation 5 doesn’t have a similar system, despite being backwards compatible to PlayStation 4 games.
Cyberpunk 2077 Update Will Boost Visuals On Next-Gen
Now, we have some clarity on how this next-gen update will work on both platforms. Essentially, you can purchase Cyberpunk 2077 whenever you’d like. Then, after you get one of the next-gen consoles, you will get an update that takes advantage of the more powerful hardware.
This update won’t change the core Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, but it may look prettier and crisper. A simple visual upgrade isn’t all that CD Projekt Red are settling for, though. Eurogamer quoted CD Projekt exec, Michał Nowakowski, as saying that there is more to their next-gen plans for the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have More Powerful Next-Gen Updates Eventually
“At some point we will have a more robust update for next-gen which we plan to give free of charge to anyone who purchases the PS4 or Xbox One version,” he said. This may mostly have to do with the game’s loading screens.
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have SSDs, which are fast enough to virtually eliminate loading screens. So, this “robust” update may take advantage of that. The new Cyberpunk 2077 release date is November 19, 2020.