CD Projekt Red have announced the launch date for the Google Stadia version of Cyberpunk 2077. As it turns out, it’s coming out on the same date as all the others – on Thursday, November 19th, 2020. So, if you’re one of the adopters of Google’s game streaming service, you won’t be lagging behind the others.
To say that Google Stadia has been met with skepticism is a pretty fair assessment, I’d say. They don’t have the best track record of supporting their side projects if they’re not resounding successes. On top of that, Stadia didn’t really offer a lot in terms of the game library, it was janky at launch, the whole nine yards. However, CDPR trusts them enough to put out Cyberpunk 2077 on it, and I think that’s gonna change some minds. Plus, if you purchase the game on Stadia, you’ll get some great digital goodies, including the “original score, art booklet, the original Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook and Cyberpunk 2077: Your Voice comic book, as well as a set of wallpapers for desktop and mobile.”
As Michał Nowakowski, SVP of Business Development at CDPR put it: “Huge in scale and scope, Cyberpunk 2077 is our most ambitious game to date. It’s humbling to see just how many people are looking forward to playing it, and we want to make it possible for as many gamers as possible come November 19th, when the game launches. The Stadia version will allow players to jump into Night City just seconds after the game unlocks for play worldwide without any downloads needed.”
So, there you have it. If you’re planning to play Projekt Red’s latest brain child on Stadia, you’ll be doing so along with everyone else enjoying the game on their preferred platforms. Quick reminder, Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming out on PC (ideally via GOG.com, if you wanna support CDPR as directly as possible), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. In other words, every single place that you can imagine, aside from the poor Nintendo Switch. One assumes it simply can’t handle Cyberpunk’s ample tumescence with content.