It’s always a dilemma for any developer when to release your hot new title when there’s a new console expected to hit the market. It’s also frustrating for consumers who may want to hang on until the new console is released before purchasing the game they’ve been waiting years for. There is some good news today though for fans desperate to play Cyberpunk 2077 before making an Xbox Series X upgrade.
In a tweet today from the CD Projekt team they have now confirmed that anyone who picks the game up for the Xbox One will be given a free automatic upgrade.
Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available. https://t.co/nfkfFLj85w
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2020
Making use of Xbox Series X Features
This announcement came as Microsoft revealed more details on the Xbox Series X and specifically the following two features which includes Smart Delivery.
- Four generations of gaming: Our commitment to compatibility means existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, look and play better than ever before. Your favorite games, including titles in Xbox Game Pass, benefit from steadier framerates, faster load times and improved resolution and visual fidelity – all with no developer work required. Your Xbox One gaming accessories also come forward with you.
- Smart Delivery: This technology empowers you to buy a game once and know that – whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X – you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re playing on. We’re making the commitment to use Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, ensuring you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console they choose to play on. This technology is available for all developers and publishers, and they can choose to use it for titles that will be release on Xbox One first and come to the Xbox Series X later.
CD Projekt has not elaborated as to whether an Xbox Series X version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be enhanced but we would assume that it’s quite likely to make use of the superior hardware.