The long-awaited new-generation PlayStation 5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 has seemingly been spotted in the PlayStation network backend, and it could just be the hint of release that we have all been waiting for. So do we expect the release to be soon?
What Exactly Happened?
According to a tweet by @PlayStationzone, an account on Twitter that keenly monitors the install size of the upcoming games, a new key art image for Cyberpunk 2077. That image appears to be the new cover image of the PS5 (PlayStation 5) version of the game, which has been the talk of the town for quite some time now.
If you are planning to search the image right away, we must warn you that an online search of the picture bears no result. This probably is an indication that this image will appear on the dashboard for the next-generation version of the most anticipated game.
Cinematic Release of the Next-generation Version of Cyberpunk 2077
Back in November, CD Projekt mentioned that the new generation versions of the games Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 were’ on track’ to meet their scheduled launch windows. Originally, the new generation editions of these games were planned to release in 2021.
However, right in October 2021, the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as The Witcher 3, were pushed back to 2022. The new generation edition of Cyberpunk 2077 is anticipated in the first quarter of the year, while The Witcher 3 is scheduled to release in the second quarter. So 2022 is the year for gamers!
After reporting the quarterly financial results in November 2021, CD Projekt reassured the excited fans that the releases of the games are as per the pre-decided target dates.
The new version of Cyberpunk is going to be available as a standalone release. The latest version will be a free next-generation upgrade for the owners of current generation editions.
Saber Interactive is externally developing the new-generation version of Witcher. The upgraded edition is going to include DLC items inspired by the Netflix series for the fans to keep as a kind of souvenir.
The Witcher 3 is going to be released as a standalone purchase for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. It is going to be available as a free update for the current players who already own it on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.
What Is the Cyberpunk 2077 Game About?
Cyberpunk 2077 is a video game based on action role-playing. It is developed and published by CD Projekt – the developers of The Witchers. The story is set in Night City, an open world in the CyberPunk universe.
Players accept the first-person point of view of a money-oriented mercenary known as V. V is customizable and can acquire hacking skills and operations of machinery with options of melee and ranged combat. Cyberpunk 2077 was released for PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, and Xbox One on December 10, 2020.
Reception of Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 indeed received praises from critics for its setting, narrative, and graphics. Some of the gameplay elements also received mixed responses. The themes and the representation of the transgender characters were criticized.
The game has serious issues; bugs in console versions resulted in performance problems. CD Projekt was subjected to investigations and class-action lawsuits for not declaring the severity of the technical issues before the game was formally released. The lawsuits cleared eventually with a $1.85 million US dollar settlement.
After all that happened post to the release of the first version, the new edition has increasingly become the source of excitement for all the gamers. The new updated version is all they are waiting for. The tweet hinting at the release has prompted discussions everywhere; now, let’s see when we will hear the confirmed news of the release date.