Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass Release Not Happening

by in General | Nov, 19th 2021

Despite what some have hinted at up until this point, Cyberpunk 2077 is not making the switch over to Xbox’s ever-growing Game Pass subscription. The Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass rumors are not true and it looks like the popular game is not coming to the service anytime soon.

Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass Rumors Shut Down

The Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass rumors were shut down by Radek Grabowski, the global public relations director at CD Projekt Red this week. Grabowski very clearly responded to the claims that the cyberpunk RPG would be coming to Game Pass with a definitive message.

Grabowski noted on Twitter that there are no Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass plans at this time, shutting the door on some rumors that have been circulating in the community for a while now. This was in a direct reply on Twitter to a claim from the community that was first shared on Reddit.

In the Reddit thread, it goes over how there are some new Xbox Game Pass videos that are seemingly hinting at the possibility of a Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass release. This was originally found by a Reddit user who shared the video on the Gaming Leaks and rumors subreddit and went over why this was important.

In the post, the Reddit user noted that Xbox released a new video to go over the cloud gaming options that players have access to with their Xbox Game Pass subscription. The video is giving players an idea of the games that they can play using their Game Pass subscription through the cloud on mobile and PC.

Cyberpunk 2077 Was Featured in a Recent Game Pass Promotional Video

In the middle of the video, there is a shot of a player with a revolver taking down some robots. This was found to be a clip that was taken directly from an official gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077. This is notable because Xbox typically showcases Game Pass titles in its, well, Xbox Game Pass trailers.

This is something that is usually the case, for the most part, so seeing Cyberpunk 2077 be included in one of the trailers led to heavy speculation with the original Reddit thread going viral with more than 93% upvotes and more than 300 comments and counting.

It does not take long to scroll down and immediately see comments backing up the fact that the gameplay clip is from Cyberpunk and that it does seem like it is likely coming to Game Pass. Many brought up the fact that the one-year anniversary is also coming up very soon.

Couple this with the trailer that otherwise shows mostly Game Pass Ultimate games that you can play through the cloud and for free with an active subscription, and you can definitely understand why the community lit up with the idea that there is going to be a Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass release soon.

Could It Still Happen in December?

However, the response from CD Projekt Red itself seems to possibly shut the door on that, eliminating the possibility of this for now, or so it seems. At the very least, the statement says that the studio currently has no plans for a Cyberpunk 2077 Game Pass release right now, but who is to say that this could not change in the near future?

After all, the one-year anniversary of the game is coming up soon on December 10, 2021, which is just a couple of weeks away. While there is no impending release for Cyberpunk 2077 on Game Pass at this time, there is always the chance that the “plans” could change in the future.

That said, this is not the first time that a game has been rumored to come out for Game Pass and did not in the end. As such, this is a scenario that could go literally either way at this time. We could definitely see it come to Game Pass, but we could also see it not.

There is still the chance, after all, that Microsoft was just using the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay to show off the fact that players are able to stream this game with an active Game Pass subscription. Unfortunately, this is not the case currently as you cannot stream it at this time.

Unless that is going to change in the near future, there is a chance that this was possibly a marketing error on Microsoft’s part or simply the matter of a leaked early announcement. No matter what, this is something that we will have to wait and see about closer to December 10 to find out if it is true in the end.

Cyberpunk 2077 Would Be a Great Fit for Game Pass

It would not be surprising at all if Cyberpunk 2077 does come to Game Pass since the one-year anniversary is coming up and CD Projekt Red has supported the service in the past before with The Witcher 3. Given that most players, if not nearly all, of the ones interested in playing the game, have already bought it and possibly refunded it given the $2.2 million spent, Game Pass seems like a great fit.

This would be the chance to win back some Xbox players who would want to check out the game for the first time or give it a second chance after the year that has passed and the updates that have happened for it. There is a great opportunity for the game to win back some of the community that was burned out by the highly complicated and disliked release a year ago.

Unfortunately, the next-gen update for consoles is still not out yet for Cyberpunk, being that it was delayed to next year, so that would not be part of this. That said, there are numerous bugs, issues, and glitches that have been fixed in the game in the past year to make a more balanced and playable experience.


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