The power of Twitter. One minute, you can get the latest news and sports scores. The next, you’re witnessing a back-and-forth conversation between two Twitter accounts associated with CyberPunk 2077.
On Saturday, the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account posted a harmless and simple question to the NVIDIA Twitter account. Make no mistake, there had to be some coordination between the two accounts when it comes to this tease.
The NVIDIA Twitter account responded quickly, leaving the world to squint their eyes at a purposely edited picture of a limited edition graphics card.
The tease came in the form of a cryptic post saying, “Stay tuned…” and the blurry image of an upright video card.
Below is the interaction between the two accounts:
Cyberpunk 2077 announced last month that the release date of the highly anticipated role-playing game had been pushed back. Initially scheduled for a release in April, the game won’t launch until September 17, some five months later.
So the news of a possible graphics card dedicated to the game excited the fanbase on Saturday. And also creative fans to speculate what the blurry image exactly could be.
Over at Techspot, a reporter stats the blurred image shows a limited-edition GPU with two fans. Plus, the overall design is similar to the GeForce RTX 20-series reference cad. It has the same flan placement and same angular look on the sides of the card – with yellow trim.
The bottom line is that the tease could be for a GeForce super-powerful graphics card, themed like Cyberpunk 2077. And trying to get your hands on one could be tough later this year. The card will be pricey – perhaps even more so than the already expensive 20-series GPUs.
Insiders were not even confident that a new GeForce series card will become available to the public this year. And judging by some of the reactions on Twitter, fans are more than excited about the tease. Comments on the Twitter post range from “What are you doing to my wallet?” to some humorous GIFs. The next several months are going to full of anticipation on the next set of news about Cyberpunk 2077.
On Monday, February 17, the anticipated announcement was made:
Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition.— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) February 17, 2020
We made 77 for our community.
Want one? Here's how:
1. RT this video.
2. Tag a gamer who is as excited as you about Cyberpunk 2077 in the replies with #RTXOn
3. If selected, you BOTH win these limited edition GPUs! pic.twitter.com/IG2BZZCZ6H
This eases speculation regarding the graphics card, as there will be 77 made for a giveaway (and maybe 2000 more to sell?).
But why is the game holding a delayed-release? The same studio behind the Witcher series, CD Projekt Red, stated last month that the “game is complete and playable,” but adding there’s plenty of work to be done. “Night City is massive – full of stories, content, and places to visit. But due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing,” explained Marcin Iwinski, Co-founder of CD Projekt Red, and Head of Studio, Adam Badowski through a tweet on Twitter.
“We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation, and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”
The game is scheduled for release in September and will be available for play on Windows PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
NVIDIA is no stranger to themed graphics cards. About two years ago, the company released the TITAN Xp Star Wars Collectors Edition graphics cards. Two styles were available for these cards; Galactic Empire and Jedi Order.
Expect the same goodness to happen with a potential release of a Cyberpunk 2077 graphics card.
It’s not the only thing NVIDIA is working on lately. NVIDIA GeForce Now has re-entered the market as a dangerous rival to Google Stadia. GeForce Now now streams the games you already own for $4.99 a month.
Be sure to check out our guide about Cyberpunk 2077 and get informed about the hottest game that will be released this year.