- Aug 25, 2020
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that a free "more robust" next-gen upgrade will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021, in addition to the PS4 and Xbox One versions both being playable on next-gen consoles at launch. As reported by Gematsu, the news was revealed in a conference call conducted by the developer yesterday. CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski answered questions in the wake of the game's November delay, which was revealed yesterday. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/08/27/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-demo"] "At some point we’re going to have a more robust update for the for the next-gens, which we’re planning to give free of charge to anybody who purchases the PS4 or Xbox One version, but in any case you will be able to play the game on the next-gens from the 19th of November when the game releases, and it will look better than on the next-gens from that moment," Kicinski explained. Microsoft has already confirmed that those who purchase Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One will also be able to play it upgraded on Xbox Series X via the Smart Delivery system, which makes it so that you only have to purchase certain games once to play them across every system in the current-gen and next-gen Xbox family. But we didn't know that this "more robust" update would arrive on PS5 free of charge for users who purchased the game on current-gen PS4 consoles, as Sony has not announced an official PlayStation equivalent to Xbox's Smart Delivery. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=100-new-cyberpunk-2077-screenshots-gangs-characters-and-playstyles-revealed&captions=true"] As for when the upgrade patch will launch, Kicinski is not sure and it could be subject to a delay, but said that CD Projekt Red currently plans to release the update in 2021. "We are sure that we will deliver it next year, but it was not even internally planned for a certain day, so it’s hard to say whether there is a potential delay of the next-gen. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.