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A New-Gen Version of Cyberpunk 2077 Will Take Longer Than Expected

Published 12/07/2020, 8:21 AM EST

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CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 is clearly one of the most anticipated titles of the year. The game will roll out on December 10, but the path up to its release has been full of unexpected hurdles.

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The devs have pushed the release of the title several times. It would have been easy to assume that these delays would’ve caused the title to lose its player base, but that is far from the case.

Fans have been waiting for the release of the title for years and are now counting days until they officially read the headlines. Moreover, every piece of news from the devs generates a lot of momentum in the community.


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CD Projekt joined a list of some elite studios after the success of Witcher 3, which only suggests that there is a lot more to come from it. Keeping that aside, yet another update has just rolled out, which claims that the new-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 will take some more time in the oven.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for players via backward compatibility

Even though the title will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X via backward compatibility, a true new-gen version will take longer to come out.

It is possible that the devs have penciled it for a 2021 window of release. Business development boss Michal Nowakowski initially confined this news.


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“When it comes to a proper, full-blown next-gen version, that’s going to come later.”

Naturally, players accessing the game on the PS5 or Xbox Series S/X will definitely see some massive improvements. But only a new-gen version will be able to fully utilize the hardware of the latest consoles.

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More importantly, when the new version comes out, it will be a free upgrade for players who already have it on their previous consoles.

Even though the devs have pointed out that it might release in 2021, an official date hasn’t been decided yet. Stay tuned to find out!



Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.