09 Dec 2020 5:29 PM +00:00

Cyberpunk 2077 Easter Egg: This Is What Happens If You Try To Play The Game Early

After 8 years of development, Cyberpunk 2077 is just hours away.

Here is everything you need to know.

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Pre-Load Times

Ahead of the games launch on December 10th, players will be able to install the game on their system so it is ready to play straight away when the game launches.

Here are the pre-load times for each system:

  • PlayStation 4: Tuesday, 8 December at 12am local time
  • Xbox One: Thursday, 3 December at 8 am PST / 11am EST / 4 pm GMT
  • PC (GOG): Monday, 7 December at 3 am PST / 6 am EST / 11 am GMT
  • PC (Steam and EGS): Monday, 7 December at 8 am PST / 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT

Unlock Times

Here is when the game will unlock on each platform and region:

  • PS4/Xbox One: Thursday, 10 December at 12am local time
  • PC (all launchers): Wednesday, 9 December at 4pm PST / December 9 at 7 pm EST / December 10 at 12am GMT

Players can already preload the game, so if you haven't purchased yet then you've still got time to be ready for launch.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date


Cyberpunk 2077 is less than one week away from finally being released.

Soon fans will be able to play the latest entry from CD Projekt Red.

This will be the first game that CD Projekt Red has developed outside of The Witcher series.

Cyberpunk 2077 began development all the way back in 2012, first being shown to the public in 2013.

After numerous delays the game was scheduled to launch back on November 19th, but was pushed back 21 days to allow the developers to iron out some kinks.

It will now release on December 10th.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at launch on:

  • PC via GOG, Epic Games Store, and Steam
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Google Stadia

What About PS5 & Xbox Series X|S?

CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the game will be coming to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

However, this won't be at launch and will instead be released hopefully sometime in 2021.

After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.
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After 8 years of development, players will soon be able to explore Night City.

The good news is, due to both consoles' backwards compatibility, Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on both next gen consoles at launch.

But, players will be using the PS4/Xbox One version of the game, meaning they won't get any of the improved graphics, ray tracing etc.


What Happens If You Try To Play The Game Early

Understandably, many fans are eager to play the game and can't wait to be able to click the play button and dive into Night City and everything it has to offer.

However, CD Projekt Red knew people would be too impatient and decided to add a little Easter Egg for fans.

Johnny SIlverhand (Keanu Reeves) will tell you to "Go back to sleep, Samurai! It's not December 10th yet."

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Credit: G1zmo59 on Twitch

It is a pretty fun tongue in cheek Easter Egg, but we're sure it won't make fans any less eager to play the game.

Unfortunately, players will just have to wait until December 10th to be able to play.