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Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19

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While the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 will not support the Linux desktop, it is at least confirmed to be launching on Stadia same-day as other platforms on November 19.

This gives Linux gamers another way to play, with Stadia getting more huge upcoming games, as on Linux all you need is a Chromium browser and a mouse or gamepad hooked up. If your country is in the supported list for Stadia, that is. Google has still yet to announce wider support for the game streaming service.

Stadia getting probably one of, if not the biggest release this year day and date with other platforms with Cyberpunk 2077 is pretty huge news and perhaps a show of how serious Google are about bringing more people and more games over to it.

From the press release:

“Huge in scale and scope, Cyberpunk 2077 is our most ambitious game to date. It’s humbling to see just how many people are looking forward to playing it, and we want to make it possible for as many gamers as possible come November 19th, when the game launches. The Stadia version will allow players to jump into Night City just seconds after the game unlocks for play worldwide without any downloads needed,” said Michał Nowakowski, SVP of Business Development, CD PROJEKT.

"CD PROJEKT RED are known for developing some of the biggest and best games ever created, and Cyberpunk 2077 is sure to deliver as the most anticipated game of the last few years. We're thrilled to announce that Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on Stadia November 19th. Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia will allow gamers to play on their favorite screens and never have to wait for a download or install to get into, and explore, the depths of Night City," said Shanna Preve, Managing Director, Stadia Partnerships.

Plenty more footage was shown off recently too on the official YouTube, like this one showing off plenty of the vehicles you will be able to get your hands on:

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They also confirmed that people who buy the game on Stadia will get a set of Cyberpunk 2077-themed digital goodies including: the game’s original score, art booklet, the original Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook and Cyberpunk 2077: Your Voice comic book, as well as a set of wallpapers for desktop and mobile.

See Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia.

It's worth noting also, that CD PROJEKT RED have been embroiled in plenty of controversy around Cyberpunk 2077. Video game journalist Jason Schreier has been covering it in detail, with a developer who was apparently confirmed to be working on it posting about the working conditions on Reddit too. Crunch is seriously terrible and it's such a massive shame these big games keep forcing such terrible conditions on developers. 


Don't miss that we're expecting more big Stadia news next week, which we will be following along.

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Linas 16 Oct
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Do we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Liam Dawe 16 Oct
Quoting: LinasDo we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Stadia is Linux, Debian Linux, just running in the cloud. Games need to run on Linux + Vulkan to work on Stadia. Games are ported to Stadia, just like they are for any other platform.
TheSHEEEP 16 Oct
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: LinasDo we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Stadia is Linux, Debian Linux, just running in the cloud. Games need to run on Linux + Vulkan to work on Stadia. Games are ported to Stadia, just like they are for any other platform.
It frustrates me somewhat that this is true, but somehow doesn't seem to lead to more Linux releases of titles supporting Stadia.

It should be such a small step from Stadia to generic Linux release, shouldn't it?
Tori 16 Oct
If they would release the Debian package, even if as a GOG only, unsupported extra bonus thing, I would buy the game in a heartbeat. For double the price even.
robvv 16 Oct
With regard to 'crunch': these developers need a union.

Slightly different, but when I joined the railway (UK) many, many moons ago overtime was a very common thing. The difference being that it was well-paid and paid on-time. We were regularly working 72-hour weeks with 13 days on and 14th day off (this was post Hidden Report).

The other thing to note is that the overtime was voluntary though most of us took it because we were greedy sods. This is where some industries need unionisation so that workers can negotiate to work overtime (at decent rates) only if they wish to. They can also negotiate to have decent guaranteed time off work.
gabber 16 Oct
Quoting: ToriIf they would release the Debian package, even if as a GOG only, unsupported extra bonus thing, I would buy the game in a heartbeat. For double the price even.
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: LinasDo we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Stadia is Linux, Debian Linux, just running in the cloud. Games need to run on Linux + Vulkan to work on Stadia. Games are ported to Stadia, just like they are for any other platform.
It frustrates me somewhat that this is true, but somehow doesn't seem to lead to more Linux releases of titles supporting Stadia.

It should be such a small step from Stadia to generic Linux release, shouldn't it?

It IS frustrating. We were hyped for stadia because it uses linux. Dreamed of getting more games working on linux...

Now it's just another streaming service with exclusives . It does not matter one bit that it uses linux.
Dedale 16 Oct
I liked the news, Thank you Liam. But stadia is not for me. Streaming is the ultimate DRM.
damarrin 16 Oct
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CDP only made the Stadia version because Google paid them to do that. It's my opinion ofc, but it's clear as day that's the case.

Begging anyone to release anything on Linux, especially a Linux-hostile company such as CDP, is completely counter productive. They (we?) now have Proton which will support Cyberpunk sooner or later and they'll gladly take our money. Most likely, they won't even notice that money swamped with all the actual Windows customers as they will be.

We need market share. That's the only thing that matters.
ajgp 16 Oct
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: LinasDo we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Stadia is Linux, Debian Linux, just running in the cloud. Games need to run on Linux + Vulkan to work on Stadia. Games are ported to Stadia, just like they are for any other platform.
It frustrates me somewhat that this is true, but somehow doesn't seem to lead to more Linux releases of titles supporting Stadia.

It should be such a small step from Stadia to generic Linux release, shouldn't it?

I expect part of the reason though is not so much the work it would take to make a non stadia linux version, but rather the added support overhead. With Stadia there is only a single target platform and any support issues would be borne by google. Whereas with mainstream linux distros there are innumeral variations of hardware and software and the companies may not want that extra support overhead for a minimal playerbase.

Still its such a shame they wont do this little extra.
Linas 16 Oct
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Quoting: ajgp...with mainstream linux distros there are innumeral variations of hardware and software and the companies may not want that extra support overhead for a minimal playerbase.

Yet some games manage it just fine, whereas others are completely broken. It really depends on if the Linux version was slapped together as an afterthought, or made properly.

With Steam Linux Runtime you really don't need to care about all the variations of Linux out there. Sure there are different graphics drivers, but I bet it's no more different than AMD and NVIDIA drivers on Windows.
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