When Cyberpunk 2077 is released on December 10th, it will be released as PS4 and Xbox One versions, but it can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series X via backward compatibility. This page contains information on how to upgrade from PS4 version to PS5 when Cyberpunk 2077 becomes available.
The exact time frame and procedure are not completely known, but here is what we know about the process.
- To be eligible for a free upgrade from the PlayStation 4 version of Cyberpunk 2077 to the PlayStation 5 version, you must purchase the base version after December 10th. If you don’t have a next-generation console at that point, you can upgrade at a later date if you have one.
First next generation upgrade procedure
According to the developers of CD Projekt RED, there are multiple steps to upgrade to the next generation version of the game, with the first upgrade taking place on December 10th.
Cyberpunk 2077 comes with a first-day patch that provides some next-generation improvements to the PS4 version when played on a PlayStation 5 system. Exact details are not shared, but may include load time, frame rate, and visual improvements.
The patch will be automatically updated and downloaded the first time you play Cyberpunk 2077.
However, this is just an early upgrade. In other words, the game should behave like any other PS4 game enhanced by backward compatibility.
Second next generation upgrade procedure
The developers say that when the game is officially released for PlayStation 5 sometime in 2021, the second upgrade will be a “true” upgrade.
At this time, the details of the content of this final patch are unknown, and the dates and steps that players need to perform are also unknown.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the update will take full advantage of next-generation hardware and will be released free of charge to anyone who has a copy of the game. In addition, the developers have confirmed that the saved files are transferred to the PS5 version of the game.
- To transfer saved files, PlayStation users must use the PlayStation Plus Cloud service, via USB, or via the PS5 console’s data transfer method.