Maybe we'll never know why Xbox decided to use Cyberpunk 2077 in the Cloud Gaming trailer...
“There are no Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077.”
Original story: It looks as though CD Projekt Red's controversial sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, could well be blasting its way onto Xbox Game Pass according to a split second snippet of the game spotted in Microsoft's latest Xbox Cloud Gaming trailer by some eagle-eyed viewers over on Reddit.
The trailer, which released yesterday to celebrate the launch of Xbox Cloud Gaming support on consoles, shows a very quick clip of what appears to be the game's protagonist, V, firing a volley of shots into a crowd of robotic foes.
Have a look at the 18 second mark in the video below (we've timestamped it) and we think it's pretty obvious that is indeed V in the outskirts region of Night City laying waste to some enemies.
Does this absolutely confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Game Pass? Well, no, but it would be highly unusual of Microsoft to place this clip in their trailer for no reason given the plethora of other great games that could be in there in its place.
With Cyberpunk 2077's one year anniversary looming on the horizon, it seems to us as though we could be getting a sci-fi shaped surprise sometime very soon.
We weren't particularly hot on Cyberpunk 2077 when we reviewed it back in December of last year, calling it a "hard game to recommend in its current form on consoles." However, CD Projekt Red has continued to beaver away with patches and updates to their game and, with a next-gen version and some major updates and DLC due to hit next year, this one could still be well worth a revisit in the future.
Looking forward to some Night City action if Cyberpunk 2077 hits Game Pass in the near future? Let us know below.