Cyberpunk 2077 Makes Next-Gen Commitment That People Will Love
If you're eagerly anticipating CD Projekt RED's upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, and are thinking of grabbing it for your Xbox, you're in luck. An announcement from the official Twitter account earlier today has stated that if you own the game on Xbox One, you'll get a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version when the next-gen console releases later this year.
It's a strong move, especially after the disappointment that the game is being delayed until September. It's pretty sensible too because that's fairly close to the end of the year when both next-gen consoles are supposed to launch. This way, they should avoid lower sales because of those that may put off buying the game on current generation consoles.
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
Coincidentally, it seems that CD Projekt RED is also now Europe's second-largest game developer, according to a post on Reddit (via PC Gamer). The last few months have seen the value of the company go from $6.8 billion to over $8 billion, putting them just behind Ubisoft Entertainment in France.
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Aside from the anticipation of Cyberpunk 2077, which was originally set for release in April before the delay was announced, there's little doubt that the recent increase in CD Projekt RED's value is largely due to the huge success of the Netflix Witcher series. Henry Cavill's Geralt is so popular that the show has helped boost sales of The Witcher 3 game by over 554% across all platforms. Toss a coin to your - wait, no don't. They have plenty.
In related news, Microsoft has revealed a ton of specs for its next-gen console, the Xbox Series X earlier today. Details include an impressive 12 teraflops of GPU performance, meaning much higher framerates and larger game worlds, 120fps support, DirectX Raytracing, and SSD storage.
Of course, if you're thinking of picking up Cyberpunk 2077 on PC, Nvidia is offering the chance for you and a friend to each win a beastly, limited edition Cyberpunk 2077-themed RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. You'll need to be quick though, the tweet was posted a week ago and no closing date was given.
Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED/Microsoft