CD Projekt Red: “Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice,” confirming that purchasing Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox One or Xbox One X when it becomes available September 17, will get players the Xbox Series X version for free when next-gen consoles launch Holiday 2020.
Joining Xbox Game Studios in “Smart Delivery” providing a Buy Once, Own on Both Gens – Free Next Gen Upgrades in the form of 4K and 8K patches, game improving code, frame rate upgrades, bugfix patches, and more. This is even possible with physical discs purchased for Xbox One or Xbox One X, when popped into XSX.
Today we have been given further specifications of the next-gen Xbox Series X by Microsoft themselves. This news comes directly after a war on price has already begun between the two tech giants during which PS4 Pro is on sale (25% Off) and Xbox One X is on sale (40% Off) a skirmish which sets the tone for battle as Microsoft proves they are willing to eat more on hardware cost to gain monthly subscribers and heavy gamers who demand high specs.
To begin the revival of console wars, Xbox Series X ships with a 12 TFlop GPU by comparison to the rumored 9 TFlop GPU which PlayStation 5 houses. The cost to manufacture XSX is likely higher than that of the PS5 but their final retail price could both end up at $499 USD, the exact same price we predicted back in October, meaning PS4 can continue to be sold without too large of a price drop for a few years (long enough to surpass the PS2 as the highest selling console of all time).
However, this could also help Microsoft regain a lot of customers as they will be able to pitch the more powerful machine for the same cost, or even lower by gifting Xbox Game Pass, free games, controllers, and other bundles including even monthly financing payment options which Microsoft has utilized for Xbox One X.
Game Designer Pontus Hammarberg joins Level Designer Christian Berg Double Eleven and Mojang for the 2020 Minecraft Dungeons – Environments Overview trailer recently released giving a further look into the mechanics behind the most unique spin on the Minecraft universe yet. The dungeon crawler / action adventure RPG to be published by Xbox Game Studios got its first gameplay showing at Gamescom 2019 and Microsoft’s X019 event after being announced at a Minecon event beforehand.
Players are able to sign up now for early access but invites will be sent to a random selection of players only. The full game will release in April 2020 for PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PS4.