CD Projekt Red has revealed that Cyberpunk 2077, which recently went gold, will launch on the Google cloud gaming service Stadia on the 19th of November, 2020, concurrently with the other platforms.
This is no doubt a breath of fresh air for Stadia users, as the platform has suffered from a shortage of games despite its other merits. We knew for a while now that the game will hit Stadia, but didn't know when - making this announcement a welcome surprise.
CDPR announced the Stadia release date via the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account, which has been one of the main avenues of communication between the developers and the fans leading up to release.
Not too long ago several brand new screenshots were shared on Twitter, further teasing the highly anticipated upcoming RPG. Due to the nature of cloud gaming services, players who own Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia will be able to play the game instantly via streaming.
Cyberpunk 2077 was always intended to be a big draw for Stadia, with Google hyping up the launch on their streaming service as early as August 2019, but only ever gave a tentative release date of "soon". Then the game was hit by multiple delays resulting in the current, final release date of November 19.
Meanwhile, Stadia players were left uncertain, and considering the hype around Cyberpunk 2077 we wouldn't be surprised if some people bought into the service specifically with this game in mind. Hearing that the streamed version will match the main release is great news - something in dearly short supply in 2020.
It isn't likely that the game will miss its current release date despite the pandemic, since it went gold not too long ago, but this came at the cost of the studio breaking its anti-crunch promise made last year. You can pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia here.