Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City has witnessed a large number of returning players ever since CD Projekt RED’s infamous gaming flop received a massive fix this February, which significantly improved the game’s playability on both consoles, and the PC. As a result, the game’s overall rating improved, and people actually started buying the game after it had previously flopped so hard that its developer’s stocks fell by more than 60%. Well, this time, things are different, and in order to promote their improved gaming experience, CD Projekt RED is offering Cyberpunk 2077 for only $5.
The physical copies of Cyberpunk 2077 for PS4 and Xbox One are currently going for only $5 over at Best Buy, with free upgrades to the new-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of the game. According to Kotaku, the limited-time offer ends on April 8, at 1:00 am ET, at which point the game’s price will revert to the original $30. Those who still haven’t picked up the open-world title, or have refused to do so because of the countless controversies surrounding the game, can’t really go wrong with this sale price, especially after the transformative update, which significantly improved the game.
Admittedly, considering the current state of the game and CD Projekt RED’s promise of more content, getting the game for only $5 seems like an absolute steal. This is especially true considering just how much free content the aforementioned update brought to the game and how much content the developer has announced — making a $5 investment well worth it in the long run. But unfortunately, the nature of future content still remains obscure — it could very well be the canceled multiplayer mode.
The developer and publisher of Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t announced any story expansions officially. Still, it openly hinted at them when they clarified that the game’s expansions and DLCs would continue to rely on the proprietary REDEngine technology. That same technology was previously used to power The Witcher gaming series; as per our previous report, CD Projekt RED decided to switch to Unreal Engine 5 for the upcoming Witcher game.
CD Projekt RED used REDEngine to power their games since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. And while it performed extremely well for the second and third installments in The Witcher series, REDEngine failed miserably when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077. The gaming title launched with widespread issues in 2020 that even the high-end gaming PC monster rigs had a hard time providing a playable experience. So much, in fact, that the game became synonymous with failure within the gaming world, addressing flopping titles as “Cyberpunked.”
Things have changed since then, and unlike Electronic Art’s Battlefield 2042 disaster, CD Projekt RED kept their promise to the gaming community and delivered a playable gaming experience. Sure, the damage was done, but at least the studio didn’t wait for the dust to settle to low-key point fingers at those who generally aren’t responsible instead of searching for the guilty in the mirror. No, they acknowledged their mistake and worked to correct it. As a result, Cyberpunk 2077 now lives, and it’s currently available on PC and all major consoles except Nintendo Switch.