Could Cyberpunk 2077 Really Come to Xbox Game Pass in 2020?

A recent leak from Xbox South Africa makes it seem like Game Pass might be getting Cyberpunk 2077 pretty damn close to release.

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Published:
December 12, 2019 1:53 PM UTC
  • Game Pass has been a key part of Xbox’s brand since it launched in 2017.
  • A recent leak makes it seem like Cyberpunk 2077 may be coming to the service.
  • If the leak is true 2020 will be a huge year for Game Pass.

Game Pass is Microsoft’s trump card. The subscription service has basically been the lynchpin in the Xbox brand. Recently they announced new features like streaming games instead of downloading them, as well as added a bunch of high profile games.

A recent leak is pointing towards a 2020 that is even stronger for Game Pass than 2019 has been. More high profile games could be coming to Game Pass in 2020, including arguably the most highly anticipated game of the decade: Cyberpunk 2077.

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Could Cyberpunk 2077 Come to GamePass?

Yesterday, Xbox South Africa had a bit of an operational hiccup. They posted an advert for Xbox Game Pass showing of some games that Microsoft intended to add to the service. It has since been taken down but the list of games had some pretty surprising entires.

Things like Halo Infinite, Minecraft Dungeons and Wasteland 3 were to be expected. However, there were a few games that came as more of a shock, including Cyberpunk 2077. If the advert is correct, that could mean that Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming to Game Pass either on its release or very near to it.

Cyberpunk 2077 is arguably among 2020’s most anticipated game. | Source: Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

Since the advert has now been taken down it isn’t completely clear if it was correct. It may have been removed because it revealed information before it was ready to be announced. On the other hand, it may have been entirely incorrect information which would mean that we’ll all be waiting for nothing.

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2020 Will Be Huge for Game Pass

Whether or not Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Game Pass, 2020 is sure to make the service even better. Even if the game was added to the advert by accident, the rest of the games on the list are a pretty big deal. Doom Eternal is a big game coming out next year, and that is also on the list.

It may be reasonable to think of Cyberpunk 2077’s inclusion as an accident. But the chances of all of the other games being an accidental inclusion are much lower. Even if the other games being added was dubious information, there is no doubt that Xbox will be trying their hardest to make Game Pass even better next year.

As the year ends and the new one begins, Game Pass has never been so attractive. There are sure to be deals for the service left and right. If you’ve never considered subscribing now seems like the perfect time to do it.

This article was edited by Samburaj Das.

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Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:41 PM UTC

William Worrall @mizushinzui

William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at: william.worrall@ccn.com

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