After 8 years of development, Cyberpunk 2077 is just hours away.
Here is everything you need to know.
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
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.
Day One Patch
DreamcastGuy has revealed that the game will have a 43GB patch on day one.
He received an Xbox One copy early due to retailer error, so can confirm the update applies to the Xbox One version, but there will likely be a similar update for 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.
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.
A Second Day One Patch
In addition to the day one update that DreamcastGuy revealed, it seems there will be a second update too.
CD Projekt Red's Fabian replied to DreamcastGuy and revealed there will be another update that is released on December 10th.
Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be a 70GB install, based on the system requirements posted by CD Projekt Red.
It is possible that the 43GB patch that DreamcastGuy downloaded will be bundled into that 70GB install and then a day one patch on December 10th.
Or it is possible there will be the 70GB install, the 43GB update, plus the second day one patch.
All we know is, the internet usage worldwide is about to skyrocket.
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.
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.
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."
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.