If it seems too good to be true, it probably is

13:35, 31 Jul 2020

CD Projekt Red has warned potential Cyberpunk 2077 players that an email about the game's beta phase is a scam. Despite growing reports that players have been receiving emails about being invited to play early, it's all an elaborate hoax.

Making things crystal clear, the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter cleared up any confusion and wrote, "If you recently received an email claiming to be granting you beta access to Cyberpunk 2077, it's not from us. Unfortunately, there have been more of these being sent out over the past few weeks".

The advice is that if it doesn't come from an @cdprojektred.com email, it's probably not the real deal. 


Cyberpunk 2077 Scam

It's unclear what scammers would hope to gain from fake emails, but it's likely it was for phishing game account login details. When asked if CD Projekt Red was planning a beta version of Cyberpunk 2077, the account confirmed, "We do not have plans for that. Sorry!"

With Cyberpunk 2077 being one of the most-anticipated games in living memory, it's no surprise fans have been duped by the idea of being invited to a beta rolllout. There's a lot of hype surrounding CD Projekt Red's latest venture after the developer made a name for itself with the Witcher games.


Cyberpunk 2077 Scam

Cyberpunk 2077 will be an exploitative open-world game when players take control of a mercenary called V. As you travel through six distinct districts, you acquire skills and weaponry to progress in the game.

The title is expected to be a jumping off point for a whole franchise and an expansion into the world of comics, playing cards, and anime. Production started almost immediately after The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and reports suggest the team of 500 has been working hard.

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to hit PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on November 19, followed by a release on Stadia before the end of 2020, and a move to next-gen consoles with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. Sorry though, there's no beta version on the horizon.

Images via CD Projekt Red

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