Eager to play Cyberpunk 2077 when it finally comes out on November 19th? Do you want a phone that comes with it? An exclusive OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition is on the way and will be available for pre-sale on November 4 before the game launches. But unfortunately, it may only be released in China.
The collaboration between OnePlus and Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Project Red was announced during the launch of OnePlus 8T in China with a short teaser video showing the phone in the game, later uploaded to OnePlus’ Weibo account. Whether it actually appears in the long-awaited RPG is uncertain.
We only have news about the existence of the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk Edition, not how it ends up looking (they did not have one on stage) or when it will be released.
More details will come in early November, according to a tweet by Radek Grabowski, Lead PR Manager for CD Project Red – but given he refers to it as an ‘exclusive partnership with China’, we may not see this particular version in any other region .
Cyberpunk 2077 x OnePlus collaboration was unveiled earlier today during the OnePlus 8T event. There will soon be a limited CP2077 version of the smartphone. More details on this China-exclusive partnership will be announced in early November. pic.twitter.com/hqE731OPhd October 15, 2020
Cyberpunk Edition – the new McLaren Edition?
OnePlus had famously released special McLaren editions of previous luxury car-themed phones (and priced high to match) – versions that had even better specifications than the stock models and the design blooms like car-seat quality leather to add to the lid. But this partnership ended quietly when McLaren confirmed there would not be a skipped OnePlus 8T McLaren Edition.
Of course, the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition may be a similarly stylized, highly specified and expensive version of the phone, but we’ll have to wait to find out. At the very least, it will almost certainly have exterior design effects styled after the upcoming game – in the teaser image shown during the OnePlus 8T launch (visible in Grabowski’s tweet), the phone’s naked outline shows a bit of the same bright yellow we’ve seen in total the game’s promotional material.
We hope it’s less a ‘minimalist nod’ to Cyberpunk’s aesthetics and more of a complete overhaul to make it look like a phone we find in a futuristic setting, but we’ll wait and see what OnePlus and CD Project Red have to do offer.
Via Android authority