Cyberpunk’s 2021 Roadmap, New Pokemon Snap Dated

Today: Even astronauts need to space out with a game sometimes — Nintendo announces New Pokémon Snap is coming on April 30th — Nintendo delays grand opening of Super Nintendo World once again

Cyberpunk 2077 Roadmap

Cyberpunk 2077 had a bit of a rocky start, but CD Projekt RED remains committed to the game and will be “fixing bugs and crashes and will continue to work and improve the game via future updates to make sure you are enjoying the game regardless of the platform.”

Cyberpunk 2077 Roadmap

Some players were disappointed with the last-gen console versions, which suffered from a number of graphical glitches and gameplay bugs that mostly stemmed from slow harddrives not having the bandwidth to stream content fast enough. Night City is simply a lot denser than any other open-world game environment, and so the older consoles were overwhelmed.

The roadmap: CD Projekt RED has already released a number of hotfixes and two major patches are scheduled for the next two months, which promise to address more bugs. The first batch of free DLC is scheduled to arrive in April 2021, although that date might obviously slip.

Less crunchy: CD Projekt RED understands how important it is to restore customers' faith in the studio, but they are trying to make sure the team doesn't suffer: "The team is working to bring relevant fixes to the game without any obligatory overtime. Avoiding crunch on all of our future projects is one of our top priorities."

What platform was Pokémon Snap originally developed for?

a) The 64DD
b) The Nintendo GameCube
c) The Game Boy Color
d) The Game Boy Advance

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

The first game in space

In 1993, the Game Boy went where no handheld had ever gone before. Cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov brought a copy of Tetris to the MIR Space Station, where he played in his time off while orbiting the Earth at 27,700 km/h.

Tetris to the Stars

Despite having the best view in human history, Serebrov would rather play videogames than gaze out the portholes: “In rare minutes of leisure, I enjoyed playing Game Boy.” His Game Boy and copy of Tetris were sold at an auction for for $1,220 in 2011.

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February Community Day features Roselia

The Pokémon Go Community Days encourage you to take some time to smell the roses, and next month you can enjoy the relaxing scent of Roselia.

Roselia Community Day

The next Community Day takes place on February 7th between 11am and 5pm local time, and Roselia will appear more often in the wild. There is also a surprise in store for trainers who manage to grab a few snapshots of her.

Event Features: If you evolve a Resolia during the event, or for up to two hours after it ends, the resulting Roserade knows both Charged Attack Weather Ball and Fast Attack Bullet Seed. Complete the event's Timed Research task to earn Sinnoh Stones.

Purchases: The Community Day Box will set you back 1,280 PokéCoins, and it includes an Elite Fast TM, 4x Incense, 4x Super Incubators, and 30x Ultra Balls. There's also a Special Research story available for $1 or as part of the Tour: Kanto event ticket.

Become a Pokémon wildlife photographer

New Pokémon Snap is a photography game where you scour the vastest deserts and the densest jungles to discover and take pictures of elusive Pokémon.

Pokemon Snap

Professor Mirror and his assistant Rita will guide you on your journey through the Lental region, while they conduct an ecological survey and study wild Pokémon in their natural habitats.

Animal nature: Different Pokémon have adapted to life in the various climates and environments, and it is up to you to catalogue them all. Once you have tracked down a Pokémon, you can lure them out of hiding with Fluffruit so you can frame the perfect shot.

Back to school: Your photos will receive a score "based on the subjects' poses, how large they appear, how directly they're facing the camera and where they fall in frame. As players take more photos and fulfill research on their journey, they may see Pokémon look and behave in entirely new ways." The journey begins on 30th April. 

Pokémon Snap Pre-order Guide

We know you gotta catch (and for that matter photograph) ’em all, so we’ve rounded up some good places to pre-order New Pokémon Snap to ensure you can start snapping away on April 30th.

New Pokemon Snap

UK

New Pokémon Snap – Register Interest @ Nintendo

US

New Pokémon Snap – Temporarily Out @ Amazon

New Pokémon Snap – $59.99 @ Best Buy

New Pokémon Snap – $59.99 @ Nintendo

New Pokémon Snap – $59.99 @ GameStop

What platform was Pokémon Snap originally developed for?

ANSWER: The 64DD!

What do you mean I imported this for nothing?!

You probably never saw a 64DD unless you grew up in Japan. It was a Nintendo 64 peripheral that added a magnetic tape drive with 64MB of rewritable storage, as well as a persistent clock and a built-in library of assets like sounds and fonts. It never made it to the west thanks to delays and low consumer interest.

Pokémon Snap started out as Jack and the Beanstalk, the 64DD’s flagship title, but the constant delays led the developers to target the base Nintendo 64 instead. Pokémon was taking off around the same time, and the game turned into a Pokémon photography game that sold over a million copies.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.