09 Dec 2020 1:50 PM +00:00

Cyberpunk 2077: Release Date, Unlock Time, Platforms, Next Gen, Multiplayer

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

Here is everything you need to know.

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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
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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 just hours away from 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.

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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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Platforms

Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at launch on:

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

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Will I Need To Buy The Game Again?

It has been confirmed that owners of the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game will be able to upgrade to the next gen version for free when it is released.

CD Projekt Red confirmed on Twitter that "a later upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available for free."

Multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 is intended to have a multiplayer aspect to it.

However, this won't be available at launch.

There has been no official confirmation on when multiplayer will be released, but it is expected to be some time in 2021 or early 2022.

This shows that CD Projekt Red are intending on supporting the game for a long time.

Unfortunately, this means it might be a while before we see The Witcher 4, although we suspect it has already been in development for quite some time.

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Day One Patch

DreamcastGuy has revealed that the game will have a 43GB patch on day one.

This is only confirmed for the Xbox One, but it is likely the size won't vary too much across all platforms.

Cyberpunk 2077 went gold shortly before its initial release date, meaning that this version will have been the one manufactured onto physical disks.

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So with CD Projekt Red taking more time to work on the game, it is understandable we're seeing a large day one patch.

The update will mainly fix any issues the game might have, as well as improving textures and other graphical elements.

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