After Sony drawn Cyberpunk 2077 from his PlayStation Store, what could happen next? Well, Microsoft is still keen to sell the game on Xbox, but it has matched Sony’s offer with refunds for anyone who wants one. Meanwhile, CD Projekt Red himself will refund players who bought it on disc if their retailer doesn’t, but you’ll have to hurry – he will only accept requests until the 21st, ie in two days.
If you’re wondering how we got into this mess, Jessica Conditt has all the answers available to your question: What’s up with Cyberpunk 2077? If you are in the group of people playing (and, despite all the odds, possibly enjoying) the game, the developers have released another patch. Patch 1.05 fixes a number of quest issues and can help HDR look better on your PlayStation or Xbox console – give it a try.
Last but not the least, if you prefer news related to games that inspire joy, try Nintendo’s 15-minute tour of the Super Nintendo World theme park, hosted by Shigeru Miyamoto.
– Richard Lawler
Tech’s Biggest Winners and Losers in 2020
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra look back at 2020 to determine who was the biggest winners and losers of technology. From Apple’s M1 chip to the fall of Quibi, it’s been a year of serious ups and downs for the tech industry, especially once you factor in how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives.
Believe it or not, there are still some sales you can grab and some of these gimmicks could still be coming before Christmas. Noteworthy is the sales on the Apple Watch SE, NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, and a powerful setup of the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop. For any other ideas, be sure to check out the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide 2020.
If Intel and Qualcomm can’t keep up with Apple’s M1, what’s the next step?
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is developing internal ARM processors to power its Surface devices and cloud infrastructure. While there aren’t many details on the project yet, Bloomberg reports that the company is working on a chip it plans to use in its data centers. It is also exploring the possibility of using the same design in its Surface line of computers – although it notes that it is more likely to use the processor in a cloud context than in its computers.