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Cyberpunk 2077: Things to Know Before You Buy

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally coming out tomorrow, December 10, after several delays. The first teaser was revealed back in 2012. That’s right, eight years ago! Then, a year later, there was a short teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 that got fans interested in the game. Then, about two years ago at E3 2018, the game was showcased for the first time and ever since then, fans have been waiting eagerly. Now, the game will finally be releasing tomorrow and reviewers have got their hands on it, and while Cyberpunk 2077 has received overall positive reviews, there are some things you should know before you purchase, if you haven’t already pre-ordered it.

Cyberpunk 2077 global release dates, unlock timings

Developed by Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red that gained traction with the Witcher franchise – particularly Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Cyberpunk 2077 will be released globally on December 10 or December 9, depending on the region.

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The game will be released on December 9 or December 10, depending on the region

North America will get access to the game on December 9, starting with Los Angeles at 4pm PST (5:30am IST), followed by Mexico City at 6pm CST (5:30am IST), and New York at 7pm EST (8pm IST). South America will get access to the game on December 9 starting 7pm COT (5:30am IST). Europe and Western Asia will get to play Cyberpunk 2077 from December 10 starting 12am GMT (9:30am IST) with Dubai getting access to it at 4am GST (5:30am). In India, the game will unlock on December 10 at around 5am, according to Steam.

Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. It will also be playable on the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X as well. Having to fine tune the game for all these platforms is what caused the latest delay in the game’s release.

Cyberpunk 2077 size, PC requirements, price

On PC, the game will take up 70GB of disk space and on the PS5/ PS4, the download size is over 100GB. On Xbox, the game takes up under 60GB but as shared by Twitter user DreamcastGuy, there is a 43GB Day One patch for the game.

CD Projekt Red shared PC requirements for the game last month for running it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolution.

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (minimum)

Resolution: 1080p Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K/ AMD FX-8310 GPU: GTX 780/ Radeon RX 470 RAM: 8GB VRAM: 3GB

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ultra)

Resolution: 2160p Processor: Intel Core i7-4790/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: RTX 2080S/ RTX 3070/ Radeon RX 6800 XT RAM: 16GB VRAM: 8GB

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ray tracing on, minimum)

Resolution: 1080p Processor: Intel Core i7-4790/ AMD Ryzen 3 3200G GPU: RTX 2060 RAM: 16GB VRAM: 6GB

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ray tracing on, ultra)

Resolution: 2160p Processor: Intel Core i7-6700/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: RTX 3080 RAM: 16GB VRAM: 10GB

On Steam, the game is priced at Rs. 2,999 while the Xbox version is priced at Rs. 3,490. The PlayStation version of Cyberpunk 2077 costs Rs. 3,499.

Cyberpunk 2077 reviews and bugs

CD Projekt Red lifted the review embargo on Monday night and aggregators like OpenCritic and Metacritic gave it a 92 out of 100 average score and 91 out of 100, respectively. The PC reviews are mostly positive but the game has numerous bugs of varied severity. The game has been called referred to with all sorts of adjectives like “fantastic,” “beautiful and dazzlingly,” “open-world masterpiece,” and more. But, the reviewers have also noted bugs like scripting issues that impact NPCs, enemies may see through walls, reloading the game doesn’t accurately restore game state, floating weapons, sound mixing bugs, and more, as noted by Windowscentral. You can check out our complete review roundup for Cyberpunk 2077 here.

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Thankfully, CD Projekt Red’s Fabian Mario Döhla tweeted that the company is aware of the bugs and “a bunch of issues reviewers encountered (and reported) have been fixed already, some more are part of the update.” This comes as good news for players who have purchased the game and those who are waiting for it to be fixed.

Additionally, the developers have announced they are working on adding a separate epilepsy warning in the game, besides the one already present in the EULA. They also stated that the team is looking into a more permanent solution and it will be implemented as soon as possible.

There is also a ‘streamer mode’ in the game that disables copyright music when turned on so that gamers who are streaming Cyberpunk 2077 will not have to worry about copyright strikes for playing music that is owned by someone else.


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