Sorry, Those Cyberpunk 2077 Beta Emails Are Fake

CD Projekt Red has no plans for any kind of beta for the RPG.

Someone is out there sending emails to people offering access to a beta for Cyberpunk 2077, but it’s not developer CD Projekt Red.

Now that reports of these imposters have become more widespread, the company took to the game’s official Twitter page to clarify that these fraudulent emails are just that.

“If you recently received an email claiming to be granting you beta access to Cyberpunk 2077, it’s not from us. Unfortunately, there have been more of these being sent out over the past few weeks. When we contact you via email, it’ll always come from @ cdprojektred com address. Same goes for content creators. We always reach out directly from @ cdprojektred com domain. If you are being contacted by a third party claiming to be working with us (an ad agency for example), you can assume it’s not genuine.”

When asked if there were any plans for a beta that wasn’t completely fake, the company said “[it does] not have plans for that.” Which is fair, because betas are usually used for online games to test servers and tweak some things, so it’s not often that single player games like Cyberpunk 2077 get them to begin with.

In other news:

Cyberpunk 2077 was recently delayed out of its originally planned September launch date to November 19, when it’s confirmed to be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There are plans for a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version, as well, but they won’t be coming out until sometime in 2021. However, if you have the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to upgrade to the next generation version for free. So keep that in mind if you were planning on waiting until those were available on new consoles, but also remember that both systems will be backwards compatible, so you could hypothetically play the old version of the game on your new box and upgrade like nothing happened.

Honestly though, delays have been par for the course for Cyberpunk 2077, as it was also meant to come out in March before it was pushed into September. But CD Projekt Red says these extra two months are going to help the team scrub out the bugs more than anything else, as the actual content of the RPG is mostly complete at this point.

In the meantime, the studio is holding regular streams to show off new features and content, the first of which was held last month, and also confirmed that Studio Trigger and Netflix will be developing an anime series based on the Cyberpunk 2077 universe called Cyberpunk EdgerunnersHopefully these streams can help dissuade some concerns about the game’s setting and its handling of certain issues, because right now, the out-of-context reveals like Grimes’ character involving seemingly brash handling of suicidal themes aren’t instilling a ton of confidence right now. But if The Last of Us Part II solidified anything, it’s that marketing can be overly deceptive.


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