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CD Projekt Red dev responds to Cyberpunk 2077 download size concerns

Published: 3/Sep/2020 16:22 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 16:47

by Daniel Cleary

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A Cyberpunk 2077 developer has responded to concerns over the download size for their upcoming title after it was claimed that over 200GB would be needed to install the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and will mark CD Projekt Red’s first major title since the release of The Witcher 3 in 2015.

The CD Projekt Red devs are already starting to build hype for the November 19 release, with plenty of trailers and information shared in their Night City Wire episodes.

While fans have been impressed with what they’ve seen so far from the title, one concern that has been raised is just how much space Cyberpunk 2077 will take up on consoles or on PC.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to drop on November 19, 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 dev responds to download size concerns

During the latest Nvidia showcase, a screen capture of the Cyberpunk 2077 was shared, along with Nvidia’s plans for how their hardware will handle next-gen games that are over 200gb and it led many fans to believe that CD Projekt Red’s title could have a considerable download size.

However, Cyberpunk’s Global Community Lead, Marcin Momot, has addressed these claims on September 2, revealing that it won’t be as big as some fans are expecting.

“I wanted to address this topic from Reddit.” he admitted before revealing that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be over 200GB, “the game won’t take up 200GB when installed.”

He followed up by sharing that those looking to buy Cyberpunk can expect a download size to be in line with the current industry standard, “You can expect the required HDD space to be on par with other modern titles.”

He also revealed that the full system requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 should be “coming soon,” meaning that fans won’t have too much longer to wait for more info about the new release.

Download size has been a major concern in other titles as well, such as Call of Duty Warzone, and it even saw Infinity Ward downsize their game in recent updates after fan backlash.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.