A third episode of Night City Wire will be held next week at 5PM UK time on Friday 18th September, giving us another dive into the world of Cyberpunk 2077. Each stream focusses on different areas of CD Projekt Red’s game and some additional side projects, with CDPR Head of Comms Hollie Bennett seeming to tease a range of tie in merchandise…
Night City Wire episode 3 is coming September 18th at 6pm CEST!https://t.co/q3ZCdIv9gW
— Hollie Bennett (@HollieB) September 10, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is out for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 19th November. It will be playable on Xbox Series X | S at that point – the consoles coming out on 10th November – and on PlayStation 5 whenever that console releases later this year, but next-gen enhancements will not be there on day one. The game could take some advantages next-gen beyond simple backward compatibility, but for ray tracing and other more integral enhancements, we’ll have to wait.
The last two Night City Wire streams have done things like reveal the Braindance gameplay, and the development of a Cyberpunk 2077 – Edgerunners anime series coming in 2022. The second stream then dove into the various Lifepaths you can choose for V, some of the weaponry that you’ll be able to wield, and spoke to Swedish hardcore punk band Refused about how they’re channeling their inner cyberpunk personas to embody the in-game band Samurai.
Cyberpunk 2077 has gone through a string of late delays in its development process. It was first pinned down for March 2020 at last year’s E3, before CD Projekt Red announced that they were delaying the multiplayer side of the game a few months later. At the turn of 2020, the hype for the game was picking up, but in mid-January, they dropped the bombshell that they would delay the game until September so that they could polish and refine it further. That was then pushed back further to 19th November, putting the game right in the increasingly messy month of next-gen console launches.