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Why Are Some Retailers Taking Pre-Orders for Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 made its gameplay debut at E3 2018 during Microsoft’s press event. Soon after the gameplay trailer went live some retailers started taking preorders for the anticipated game. But only recently, we found out the game is in its alpha which means it is going to take a few more years before the game comes out.

Taking pre-orders for a game that’s in Alpha seems a bit odd but some retailers don’t really care (Bring in the money!). The game is currently available to pre-order at EB Games Australia and MightyTape.

You can get the game for $128 from EB Games while Mightytape is selling it for $92. Since there are still a few years to go and details are very limited at the time, it makes no sense to pre-order the game so early.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development since 2012 at CD Projekt RED. However, the development on the game didn’t properly start until the release of Blood and Wine DLC back in 2016; so what we saw at E3 2018 was an alpha as result.

The game demo hid some hints about gameplay which players needed to decode. There are 6 districts in Cyberpunk 2077 but there is a lot more to it. Developers are focusing on singleplayer mode while the multiplayer is currently in R&D for the time being.

Cyberpunk is releasing sometime within the next two years and we should be seeing more of it later this year. But we do not expect a release date announcement before E3 2019.

Since there is plenty of time before the game comes out there is a strong possibility it may come to PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox.