CD Projekt RED, the company behind The Witcher 3, is shooting its highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 for a release in November.
Delaying open-world role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 means that its PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC editions will be launched on November 19. These versions will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles, currently scheduled for the three-month Holiday 2020 year-end period.
Therefore, CD project RED expects owners of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 at launch time. The game will feature enhanced presentation of the new consoles. Even in the absence of any privileged information, the console launch assumption would seem reasonable.
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 all debuted mid-November, just before the busy year-end shopping season got off to full momentum. However, a free update that upgrades PS4 and XBO editions specifically for playback on PS5 and XSX will be made available in 2021.
First revealed in 2012, Cyberpunk 2077 is an adaptation of the tabletop role-playing game Cyberpunk 2020, influenced by the settings of the 1982 film Blade Runner and the 1986 novel Hardwired.
The imaginative concept is viewed as a sci-fi take on the go-anywhere, do-anything engagement paradigm from the Grand Theft Auto. In April 2020 Cyberpunk 2077 was scheduled for publication.
However, it was delayed until September 17 by January 2020, before this latest re-adjustment to November 19. The multiplayer part of the title, which was already expected to arrive after launch, will be pushed back by another two months in similar fashion. Night City Wire, a showcase event set to take place June 25, is still in place. This is the lifting of a press embargo for the new round of gameplay previews for Cyberpunk 2077.