Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a $10 pre-order discount on Cyberpunk 2077, the latest open-world RPG from The Witcher developers CD Projekt Red. The deal applies to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via a GOG code) copies of the game, bringing them all down to $50. This deal has actually been live at Amazon and Walmart for much of the past several months—continuing a trend we’ve seen for various high-profile games recently—but given that we’re now less than a month from the game’s November 19 launch (when the price should jump back to the usual $60), we figured it’s worth highlighting for anyone who already plans on taking the plunge.
Now, to be perfectly clear: we have no clue if Cyberpunk 2077 will be any good. CD Projekt Red has revealed a good chunk about the game’s systems and futuristic sci-fi setting, we know it looks to be mammoth in scope, we know it stars Keanu Reeves, and we know the studio’s last major game was the tremendous The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. (Unfortunately, we also know about reports of CD Projekt Red forcing overtime onto its employees to get the game out the door.) We won’t be able to give a final judgment until we’re able to actually play and review the game closer to launch, though.
But we also realize that Cyberpunk 2077 has been hugely anticipated for several years now and that many players are committed to getting it on launch day, for better or worse. If you’re one of them, you might as well save a Hamilton along the way. Note that the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be backward-compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, respectively, and that CD Projekt Red says those copies will get free upgrades that take “full advantage” of the new hardware at some point in the future. When those upgrades will arrive is not clear, but this means you may wind up saving money getting a current-gen copy here instead of buying directly through a PS5 or Xbox Series console.