CD Projekt RED’s hotly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here. With many people low on funds right now, however, players are wondering if they can download the game for free. So, will Cyberpunk 2077 be on Xbox Game Pass? Here’s the need-to-know on Cyberpunk coming to Game Pass for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Game Pass on Xbox One?
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offer immense value to subscribers. Microsoft is constantly striving to make the service even more appealing, and there’d arguably be no better way to do so than adding Cyberpunk 2077 to Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Xbox Game Pass in around four years is a good estimate.
This is if the game follows the lead of another high-profile CDPR title, The Witcher 3. Official plans regarding a Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate release have been announced by developer CD Projekt RED at this time, however.
CDPR’s Lead PR Manager, Radek Grabowski, replied to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb earlier this year to state that there were “No Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077.”
You have to pick another example, Jeff. No Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077.
— Radek (@gamebowski) July 10, 2020
That could have changed in the ensuing months, though it’s clear that Cyberpunk at least won’t be added to the Game Pass catalog on launch day.
Of course, it’s important to note that the tweet doesn’t rule out Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Xbox Game Pass in the future. Xbox is the lead marketing partner for Cyberpunk, as it was for The Witcher 3, which goes to show that CDPR and Microsft have a good working relationship. Considering the ever-increasing popularity of Xbox Game Pass as well, it’s very possible that Cyberpunk will join the service somewhere down the line.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took over four years to join the Xbox Game Pass catalog, so, if past precedent is anything to go on, Cyberpunk 2077 could be available to subscribers in late 2024 or 2025. That’s the current best estimate, as developer CD Projekt RED hasn’t announced any specifics at the time of writing.
Is Cyberpunk 2077 coming to Game Pass on PC?
Xbox Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers may be able to download and play Cyberpunk 2077 for free in a few years’ time. That’s if the game follows in the footsteps of TW3, the developer’s previous heavy-hitter, which joined Game Pass over four years after its initial launch.