When Cyberpunk 2077 launches on December 10th, it will be released as PS4 and Xbox One versions, though they can be played on the PS5 and Xbox Series X via Backwards Compatibility. This page contains information on how to upgrade Cyberpunk 2077 from its PS4 version to the PS5 when it becomes available.
The exact time frames and steps are not fully known, but below you will find what is known about the process:
- In order 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 on December 10th or onward. Even if you do not have a next gen console at the time, you can upgrade at a later date when you have the next gen console.
First Next Gen Upgrade Steps
According to the developers at CD Projekt RED, there will be more than one upgrade steps to a next gen version of the game – and the first upgrade will happen at launch on December 10th.
Cyberpunk 2077 will come with a day one patch that offers several next-gen improvements to the PS4 version when played on the PlayStation 5 system. The exact details haven’t been shared, but are likely to include improved load times, frame rate, and visuals.
The patch will be automatically updated and downloaded when you play Cyberpunk 2077 for the first time.
However, this is only an early upgrade, meaning the game should perform similarly to other PS4 games that have been boosted via Backwards Compatibility.
Second Next Gen Upgrade Steps
The developers have stated that the second upgrade will be a “true” upgrade when the game is officially released for the PlayStation 5 sometime in 2021.
As of now, the details for what is in this eventual patch are unclear, as is the date and the steps players will need to take.
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the update will take full advantage of next gen hardware, and will be released for free to anyone with a copy of the game. In addition, the developer have confirmed that save files will transfer over to the PS5 version of the game.
- To transfer save files, PlayStation users will need to either use the PlayStation Plus Cloud service, or via USB, or via the Data Transfer method on PS5 consoles.