CD Projekt Red confirmed on Friday that its game, Cyberpunk 2077, will be backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series at launch when those next-generation consoles are released later this year.
“We are happy to confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be backwards compatible with both next-gen consoles!” CD Projekt Red said on Twitter on the game’s official account. “Your PS4 copy of the game will work on PS5 on launch day. Anyone who buys the game on Xbox One will be able to play their copy on Xbox Series X when the console launches too!”
The developer continued, “A later upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of the next-gen hardware, will be available for free.”
Microsoft and Sony have not committed to a specific release date for their next-gen consoles, only offering a holiday 2020 window.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on Nov. 19. CD Projekt Red delayed the game for a second time on Thursday, pushing the first-person adventure back from its previously planned September release date. The developer said it needed more time to “balance game mechanics and fix a lot of bugs.”
CD Projekt Red had previously committed to provide an Xbox Series X upgrade for free to owners of the Xbox One version of Cyberpunk 2077.
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