It was back in February that CD Projekt Red confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 would be part of Xbox Series X's 'Smart Delivery' program, ensuring existing owners of the game on Xbox One would get a free Xbox Series X upgrade when available. But according to CD Projekt Red, that version won't be ready at launch.
This was indicated during a recent earnings call (thanks Video Games Chronicle), during which CD Projekt SVP of business development Michal Nowakowski noted the following:
“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... 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.
Furthermore, Nowakowski refused to confirm a PlayStation 5 version of the game, meaning that for now, Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't been officially announced for the next-gen console. However, he suggested his refusal was due to Sony and PlayStation having yet to reveal the necessary information:
“There’s no official announcement coming from PlayStation so we really can’t confirm or deny anything... 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.”
Xbox Series X owners will be able to play the Xbox One version of Cyberpunk 2077 via backwards compatibility at first, with the game currently planned to release on September 17th, 2020. CD Projekt Red commented recently on whether the coronavirus is affecting the game's target date, suggesting it is still on track for a September release.
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