Gamers who buy Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 or Xbox One will get a free next-gen upgrade.
“We are happy to confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be backwards compatible with both next-gen consoles!” CD Projekt Red tweeted on Friday. “Your PS4 copy of the game will work on PS5 on launch day. Anyone who buys the game on Xbox One will be able to play their copy on Xbox Series X when the console launches too!”
The company later added that fans who own the last-gen version of the game will upgrade to the next-gen version for free. This will be done using the Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery feature and the PS5’s equivalent. The games will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X on launch day.
The announcement can possibly be seen as an olive branch to fans. CD Projekt Red pushed back Cyberpunk 2077 until November, the game’s second delay this year.
A later upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available for free.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 19, 2020
The offer of a free next-gen upgrade is a nice gesture. It should make people comfortable buying the game on current-gen platforms. And if you’re holding out for the next-gen optimized version with all of its enhancements, you may be in for a long wait. CD Projekt Red is not even confirming whether it will be available in 2021 at this point.