A next-generation version of Cyberpunk 2077, specifically for the PlayStation 5, could be in the works. An early appearance of the game in the Playstation store database suggests a Q1 2022 release. The rumour was started by the Twitter account Playstation Game Size, which has a reputation for providing accurate information about upcoming titles’ file size and release date. Their most recent tweet revealed new cover art for the PS5 version, as well as a release date range of mid-February to early March 2022.
The dates correspond exactly to CD Projekt Red’s roadmap, which predicted a next-gen upgrade in early 2022. At the time, Adam Kiciski, President and Joint CEO, also promised a long-overdue major update that would address the game’s major flaws across all platforms. Those who own Cyberpunk 2077 on the Playstation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free upgrade when they upgrade to the new systems. The studio also intends to release a next-generation port of The Witcher 3 in Q2 2022. The version includes graphical upgrades tailored to a new generation, as well as in-game items inspired by Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ series.
The road to Cyberpunk 2077 has not been easy. When it was first announced in 2013, many people praised it for its highly story-driven open-world and unique futuristic mechanics. The game was supposed to be released on April 16, 2020, but it required more development time, resulting in subsequent delays. When it first came out, it was riddled with game-breaking bugs and glitches, prompting Sony to pull the game from its Playstation store.
The game’s user rating has improved over time, and it now has a “Mostly Positive” rating. It experienced a massive surge in popularity in November, thanks to Steam’s Autumn Sale, which reduced its price by half.