Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available. https://t.co/nfkfFLj85w
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on September 17 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, but no release date has been given for next-gen versions of the game. Last time we heard about it, we were being told to assume that it wouldn’t be around the launch timeframes of the new consoles (likely to be around November), so you might be playing your Xbox One version for several months before you get that upgrade.
It’s a fairly monumental move from developer CD Projekt Red – imagine if Rockstar had promised GTA V buyers that their 360 version of the game would get them the Xbox One edition for free later on.
It’ll be very interesting to see if Sony adopts (or has already adopted) a similar policy. We asked CD Projekt Red if it would theoretically make the same move between PS4 and PS5, should it be available, but got a no-comment.
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The Cyberpunk 2077 collector’s edition is still available for preorder at Walmart in the US, so this is a great opportunity to pick it up and upgrade later for free. Cyperpunk 2077 now joins the growing list of Xbox Series X games, and you can see the full list of confirmed Xbox Series X games here.
Of course, even those current-gen versions of the game feel far away after Cyberpunk was delayed, but we’ve got 7 similarly themed games to tide you over in the meantime.