Today might be a good day to reinstall Cyberpunk 2077, as CD Projekt Red’s recently announced live stream indicates that we’re about to get the highly anticipated next-gen upgrade.
I felt the same pain as many on launch day. I immersed myself in this glitchy mess with super low frame rates, weird textures, and basically the whole world popping in, which broke the immersion – something a game like this relies on .
But there are strong indications that all of that could change today and we’ll be getting the much-anticipated version of the next-gen game for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
What is the proof?
Well, the proof is twofold. First up, we get an episode of CD Projekt Red’s Twitch show “Red Streams”, which normally wouldn’t be worth talking about, but this one was promoted on the Cyberpunk Twitter page. You can watch it live at 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. GMT.
So, choom, how about a date? We’ll talk about things, you know. You are in ? Preem! See you tomorrow, February 15, at 4 p.m. CET, at the usual place: https://t.co/y8iUIM0gBv. See you soon ! pic.twitter.com/VRXpeA21MEFebruary 14, 2022
After all the negativity surrounding this game, I don’t see the team putting this level of promotion behind a stream to not announce anything big.
Second, Tom Warren of The Verge and many other Xbox owners have remark a certain logo appears on the Cyberpunk 2077 icon – indicating that it is now optimized for Xbox Series X | S, to which the Cyberpunk Twitter account responded with this.
Now I know I’m guilty of looking too far into the smallest of news, but this, alongside the thousands of other people who noticed this branding, indicates that we’ll see the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 today.
What else will we see?
CDPR has been silent on the work of Cyberpunk 2077 for some time now, as the company postponed all the small fixes and pushed back its big November update to launch alongside the next-gen version at the start of 2022.
But there’s the matter of free DLC which I’m hoping to see an updated launch schedule for. If you recall, all free expansions were postponed in October, so hearing about that would be icing on the cake.
Should I buy Cyberpunk 2077?
CDPR promised a free next-gen update for owners of the game, and given its bumpy launch, the prices are nice and low for the game, so writing deals being my main job here I say Go for it !
You can currently pick it up for less than twenty dollars at Amazon or for my fellow UK readers, the lowest price is again at Amazon for less than £20.
Grab a copy now before the prices go up.