The many things to know about ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

Cyberpunk 2077 trailer snapshot

After years of development and few delays, CD Projekt Red’s latest triple-A title, Cyberpunk 2077, is finally seeing launch later this week.

Here are a few things you should know about Cyberpunk 2077.

Preload is up for PC

Eager players will not be technically able to play the game until Dec. 10, following the game’s official launch date. But those who pre-ordered the game on PC can start downloading the game’s files prior to its release. This means no longer having to download the full game as soon as it goes live via GOG or Steam.

CDPR fans seeking to provide full support to their favorite developer could choose to purchase the game at GOG. Essentially CD Projekt’s own storefront, all profits would go to the company if bought from it, unlike getting a percentage cut from Steam.

Massive update before launch

Despite not yet officially playable to the market, Cyberpunk 2077 already receives its first major update. It’s also a massive 43.5Gb patch that fixes many issues with the game. As a side-twist, CDPR PR manager, Fabian Dohla, claims that it’s not a day-one patch. Meaning to say that there’s another update yet for release once the game becomes playable on Thursday this week.

Next-gen releases coming in 2021

This might come off as a disappointment to those who did not know. But PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners will only be playing a backwards-compatible version of the game in its “initial” release. Those seeking to enjoy the game natively in their shiny new console will have to wait until next year for the game’s next-gen version launch.

Multiplayer feature coming “Soon”

Gamers who like the idea of playing with others will have something to look forward to after Cyberpunk 2077 sees the light of day. In particular, due to its slated multiplayer aspect. When exactly, however, is a matter of a long wait as the prospective release for the feature would still be 2022 at the soonest.

First GOG game with Nvidia GeForce Now support

PC owners who feel like experiencing the game on different platforms can do so via Nvidia Now. Being the first GOG game to get this support from Nvidia itself, playing Cyberpunk 2077 is no longer just limited to a computer. As a paid service, however, those keen on taking advantage of the streaming service will have to pay $4.99/month for it. While there’s a free plan, it comes with plenty of restrictions and disadvantages to paying users.

Image used courtesy of Game Riot/YouTube Screenshot

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