CD Projekt Red has made it clear that the studio currently has no plans to bring the game to Xbox Game Pass, despite rumors that it may be on its way to subscription service.
As answer to speculation (as reported by VGC) that the game may be on its way to Game Pass, Radek Grabowksi, Global PR Director of CD Projekt Red confirmed that it is not.
“I just thought I’d get in touch to say that there are no Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077,” Grabowski confirmed on the social media platform.
Just thought I’d get in touch to say there are no Game Pass plans for Cyberpunk 2077.
– Radek (@gamebowski) November 19, 2021
Initial speculation that the game might head for Game Pass surfaced after a recent console marketing video for Xbox Cloud Gaming appeared to show a brief excerpt from the game. This led to the theory that the game could make its way onto the platform as players accessing cloud gaming on consoles are currently required to have an Ultimate Game Pass membership.
While Grabowski’s comments may have ruled out the studio bringing the game to the platform in the near future, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will never be available on the platform. Over the years, Microsoft has managed to successfully bring a number of third-party games to Game Pass, so fans hoping for cyberpunk to hit the platform shouldn’t give up all hope just yet.
As part of the celebrations for the 20th, Bond stated in an interview that the company’s decision to convert Arches into the subscription service we now know as Game Pass was due in part to the success of other companies adopting similar models such as Netflix and Spotify .
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.