Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be a launch title for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett, a CD Projekt Red developer revealed. Although the ambitious sci-fi game launches in april of next year, it appears that the Polish developer needs more time to port the game to the next generation of consoles. If it will release on the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett at all.
With a release date slated for April of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 will launch more than half a year before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett are supposedly going to launch. The game does appear to be next-gen with all it’s insane detail, realistic lighting and complicated NPC behavior. But for the actual next-generation version of the game, console gamers will have to wait at least a year.
It’s still uncertain if it will release on next-gen consoles. Don’t worry though, chief finance officer Piotr Nielubowicz of CD Projekt Red does suggest it will, as spotted by GamesRadar in a recorded conference call with investors.
When it comes to next-gen, our game is coming to current-gen consoles, and this is what we have announced. Of course we do have insights into what’s around the corner, what’s happening with PlayStation and Xbox, and we’re watching it closely. One may safely assume that at some point we’re gonna do something with the next-gen, however, we cannot be very specific about what that might be, or when exactly that might be. I will only safely assume that it’s not gonna be around the launch timeframe of those consoles. And I think that’s pretty much it.
Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t the first game to come out in between two major console generation. GTA V initially came out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September of 2013, before making it’s way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 2014. The PC version was slated for January of 2015, but got delayed several times before finally launching in April of 2015.
If launching on multiple generations of consoles was indication of a game being successful, Cyberpunk 2077 could have a bright future indeed. But for the next-gen future of that game to start, we’d guess gamers on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett will, at the very least, have to wait until April 2021.