Cyberpunk 2077 Will Not Be On PS5 Or Xbox Project Scarlett At Launch

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Since Cyberpunk 2077 is launching at the end of the current generation of consoles, gamers have been speculating if the game will be available on the newer generation consoles, namely the PS5 and Microsoft's Project Scarlett. Cyberpunk 2077 may become a PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett game sometime in the future, but initially the game will be launching on current-gen consoles only. 

In a recent conference, CD Projekt Red’s Chief Finance Officer, Piotr Nielubowicz, talked about Cyberpunk 2077's release plans. “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," he said. "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.”

Nielubowicz had also earlier stated that CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming to Google Stadia, but not before late 2020. The game may also not be among the free Stadia Pro games, like Destiny 2. Players will need to purchase the game at its standard price if they choose to play it on Google Stadia. 

Additionally, CD Projekt Red’s president and joint CEO, Adam Kiciński, also spoke at the conference. “Our games were always kind of ahead of technology, they were always played best on strong PCs," Kiciński said. "So in many areas, we are almost ready for higher specs. From a technical perspective, it seems to be doable.”

As confirmed by both Sony and Microsoft, their next-gen consoles are going to be backward compatible. This means players may still be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 on these consoles even if the game does not take full advantage of the available computing and rendering power. 

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