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Cyberpunk 2077 will receive an Xbox Series X upgrade - Better yet, the upgrade is free!

Cyberpunk 2077 will have a next-generation console release

Cyberpunk 2077 will receive an Xbox Series X upgrade - Better yet, the upgrade is free!

Cyberpunk 2077 will receive an Xbox Series X upgrade - Better yet, the upgrade is free!

CD Projekt Red has announced the Cyberpunk 2077 will receive a next-generation upgrade for Xbox Series X, confirming that the game will release on next-generation consoles, as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia and PC. 

This is the first time that CD Projekt Red has officially confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to a next-generation console platform. Better still is the fact that the upgrade to the game's Xbox Series X version will be a free one, and the same may apply to PlayStation 5. 

We can assume that Cyberpunk 2077 will also be released on PlayStation 5, as releasing their game on just one of the next-generation consoles would simply leave money on the table for CD Projekt Red. With PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, gamers can expect some of the extra graphical features of Cyberpunk 2077's PC version to transition over to the game's console versions, offering gamers crisper visuals and potentially a high framerate mode. 

This is a hugely positive move from CD Projekt Red, who has taken an opposing stance to Rockstar Games, who released Grand Theft Auto 5 on both the PS3/Xbox 360 generation and the PS4/Xbox One generation as full-priced titles, offering no cheap upgrade options for existing owners. 

Xbox One users can purchase Cyberpunk 2077 on their consoles and upgrade to Xbox Series X content in the knowledge that Cyberpunk 2077 will be upgraded for free as they transition to their next-generation hardware. Only time will tell if Sony will offer gamers the same option. 
 


You can join the discussion on CD Projekt Red's plans to give Cyberpunk 2077 a free Xbox Series X upgrade on the OC3D Forums.  

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24-02-2020, 16:42:42

NeverBackDown
Well its more up to MS to allow free upgrades than it is CDPR. If MS said no, not much CDPR could do. They'd have to create many external ways to get it to work.

I just hope sony follows suit. They should their game sharing basically is already that. Games are tied to your account, not your specific platform(ie ps4 or ps4pro). They'd only have to do minor changes. Just make it downloadable across ps4 or ps5 devices.Quote

24-02-2020, 17:11:18

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well its more up to MS to allow free upgrades than it is CDPR. If MS said no, not much CDPR could do. They'd have to create many external ways to get it to work.

I just hope sony follows suit. They should their game sharing basically is already that. Games are tied to your account, not your specific platform(ie ps4 or ps4pro). They'd only have to do minor changes. Just make it downloadable across ps4 or ps5 devices.
Aye, I see a lot of current-gen games getting Xbox Series X updates, similar to the old Xbox One X and PS4 Pro updates. With the CPU changes, 60FPS versions of some games should be possible, or true 4K versions of other titles.

Yeah, making this work without Microsoft would be an issue, but there was no way that Microsoft wasn't going to do this. It would create a situation where Game Pass users would have gotten updated Xbox Series X versions when those who own the full game would get no upgrade.

One has to wonder what Sony's response is. Microsoft has set itself up to be the most consumer-friendly platform holder in the runup to next-gen.

I wonder which developers will charge for their Xbox Series X upgrades, if any. Will people pay for GTA V again again? I already know of people who bought that three times.Quote

24-02-2020, 17:55:10

NeverBackDown
MS definitely would be stupid to not allow it. CDPR is just marketing themselves well but announcing it themselves. They know how to market themselves extremely well. That's part of the reason W3 is so beloved.

MS basically gave up current gen and halfway through started preparing for next gen. Was a wise move and seemingly they have so much preparation in place that's actually in gamers hands that if Sony doesn't match those features and services at launch are definitely hurting themselves.

I still think Sony will be fine but it won't be a landslide like last time. The difficult part is cloud related services. Sony doesn't have the experience or money to compete there. They ironically are working with MS (last reported at least) to get Azure services as a host for them. They could have gone for AWS but MS probably has more expertise for gaming and would make sense. Just as a competitor there's a lot of... Well... Conflict.Quote

24-02-2020, 18:34:31

Warchild

24-02-2020, 19:00:03

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
MS definitely would be stupid to not allow it. CDPR is just marketing themselves well but announcing it themselves. They know how to market themselves extremely well. That's part of the reason W3 is so beloved.

MS basically gave up current gen and halfway through started preparing for next gen. Was a wise move and seemingly they have so much preparation in place that's actually in gamers hands that if Sony doesn't match those features and services at launch are definitely hurting themselves.

I still think Sony will be fine but it won't be a landslide like last time. The difficult part is cloud related services. Sony doesn't have the experience or money to compete there. They ironically are working with MS (last reported at least) to get Azure services as a host for them. They could have gone for AWS but MS probably has more expertise for gaming and would make sense. Just as a competitor there's a lot of... Well... Conflict.
The funny thing is that Sony has PlayStation Now, one of the first cloud gaming services on the market. It launched in 2014, but Sony has never marketed it well or worked to give it mindshare when Stadia and Xcloud were announced.

Sony missed a big opportunity here. Nobody talks about PlayStation Now.Quote
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