On December 10, 2020, CD Projekt released a next-gen patch for PlayStation 5 that was initially released on PlayStation 4. That means, Cyberpunk 2007 is now available on PlayStation 5 and you can buy the game on your console.
What if you bought Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4? No worries! CD Projekt allows the players to upgrade the game from PS4 to PS5. Upgrading Cyberpunk from PS4 to PS5 is pretty easy, and will not take a very long time. Let’s find out the guide to upgrade Cyberpunk 2077 from PS4 to PS5 in our post below!
Upgrading Cyberpunk 2007 From PS4 to PS5, Here’s How!
If you have already purchased the Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, you shouldn’t buy the game anymore, as Cyberpunk will be free for those who have bought the game on the old-gen consoles. Instead, they may need to upgrade Cyberpunk 2077 from PS4 to PS5 for free.
The easiest and simplest way to upgrade Cyberpunk 2077 from PS4 to PS5 is through your ‘Game Library’ that you can find in the PS5 dashboard. You can then head toward ‘Your Collection’. Then, find ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and then choose it.
Afterwards, a pop up window will appear that requires you to choose which version you want to view. Here, you need to choose ‘PS5’ and then click ‘Download’. Then, you need to follow the steps and select the ‘Download PS4 Version’ option. Once clicking it, the Cyberpunk 2077 will start downloading to your console.
How if you already have the PS4 version installed? In case you already have the PS4 version installed or if you own the game disk inserted, you may need to take another router. You can then highlight Cyberpunk 2077 from the main screen.
Then, you need to click the ‘…’ icon in the main menu. Make sure to choose ‘View Product’ and then ‘Select Version’. From here, you can select the PS5 version and start downloading it. Then, you can manually upgrade from the PS4 to the PS5 edition.
Keep in mind, if you have Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 Blu-Ray, you may have to insert the disc to upgrade and make sure to keep it in your console at all times as you want to play the PS5 version.
Overall, as long as you have Cyberpunk 2077, your PS5 will let you choose between the two versions. The key difference is to ensure you install the one optimized for PS5. If you find it hard to differentiate between the two, you may need to search for the platform labels. As a clue, PS5 labels are black-on-white, while PS4 labels are white-on-black.
Even though CD projekt gives the players access to both versions for free, but a lot of players may be technically confused about running the game on the PS5. However, it is one of the odd quirks of living in between console generations.
How Popular Is Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation?
PlayStation has revealed the most downloaded PS4 games during the month of June. Surprisingly! Cyberpunk 2077 is reported as the most downloaded PS4 game, even after its messy launch and removal from the PSN store.
You may already know that Sony has usually published a list of the most downloaded games of the past month. Reportedly, Ratchet & Clank and FIFA 21 are sitting at the top of the charts that divide between the US/ Canada and Europe. However, it’s not shocking to see big games sitting at the top of the charts.
In both the US and Europe, Cyberpunk 2077 actually caught people’s attention after leading the PS4 charts. For more information, Cyberpunk 2077 returned to the PSN Store on June 21. That means it achieved this number one spot in a short amount of time.
One thing that shocks people is that even after all the glitches, bugs and other problems. In fact, many people still want to play Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 or also on PS5 where the game is backwards compatible.
So far, Cyberpunk 2077 has become the most downloaded game on PS4 for the month of June, 2021. Last month, the most downloaded game across most consoles and regions was Resident Evil Village.
Why Can’t You Upgrade Cyberpunk From PS4 to PS5?
Reportedly, there are a lot of PlayStation players who cannot upgrade the game from PS4 to PS5. A number of players are discussing this issue on Reddit and social media to complain about being unable to upgrade, because of a region lock issue. What does it mean?
CD Projekt has informed that to download the Next Gen Update, the CUSA (PlayStation Code) from your disc needs to match your PlayStation account region. They also suggested the player check the codes through this page.
In short, some European users may face the upgrade issue, since their disc copy of the game came with a region code that is different from where they really live. The only one solution is to create a new PSN Profile with the proper region code compatible with your copy or the game. However, CD Projekt does not really recommend that.
Well, if you still face the issue, you can contact CD Projekt Red’s Support network.
Can You Cross-Save Cyberpunk From PS4 to PS5?
According to VGC, the PlayStation 5 currently supports backward compatibility on PS4 titles. In other words, if you play Cyberpunk on PS4, you can really continue playing the game on PS5 with backwards compatibility.
That means your save file from PS4 will be compatible and you can pick up the game at the same point in which you have left. You can do it as long as you are using the same PlayStation account.
There are three different options to get backward compatibility supports, here they are:
- You can connect to your PlayStation Plus account and then upload you saves or
- You can transfer your data through LAN cable or wireless connection (Wi-Fi) or
- You can use a compatible Storage device to copy and then transfer your saves to the same PSN account on PS5.
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