If you’ve been getting twitchy about future AAA releases skipping the Steam store after the news that both Metro Exodus and The Division 2 would be exclusive to the Epic Games store, then rest easy in the knowledge that at least one big future title will grace Valve’s digital storefront.
CD Projekt RED has announced that its upcoming sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 will not be an Epic exclusive. Given that Cyberpunk will undoubtedly be one of the biggest releases of whatever year it actually comes out in, this is good news for Valve and those loyal to Steam.
Let’s be honest though, loyalty to Steam wouldn’t mean that much if you couldn’t get Cyberpunk 2077 on it. At least for me, anyway. Maybe the Epic/Steam war is the equivalent of middle aged people who argue over whether TESCO or ASDA is the better supermarket.
The news came courtesy of the official Cyberpunk Twitter account, who confirmed that they’d “pass” on the idea of having the game as exclusive to any one storefront.
At the start of February, the Cyberpunk account also confirmed (again) that there would be no microtransactions in the game, and that there won’t be an option to play the game in third person, no matter how loudly people complain about first person.
Seriously, people have been complaining about the first person quite loudly… as if some of the finest games in history haven’t been first person. I don’t get it.
Yeaaaaaaaaah…. Pass on that.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 8, 2019
Oh, and in case you were wondering (though I can’t imagine you were), it was also confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 absolutely will not have a battle royale mode of any kind, because you know… why would it?
There’s still no release date for Cyberpunk 2077, but CD Projekt RED has previously said it’s “targeting” current gen hardware, which hopefully means we’ll see it by 2020 at the latest.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.