A promotional jacket for Cyberpunk 2077 from this year's E3 has found its way onto eBay, with multiple listings going for upwards of $400. However, CD Projekt Red, the developers of Cyberpunk, would prefer if fans buy merchandise directly from their site, rather than from online scalpers.
Business Development Chief Rafal Jaki made a tweet Thursday stating that a similar version would be available on CD Projekt Red's website in the future. Rafal included a screenshot of several of the jackets being sold for upwards of $395 on Ebay. When asked what the price of the jackets would be once they were available for sale, Rafal tweeted "We don't know, but less than 400 ;)."
Please don’t buy the Cyberpunk 2077 jacket on eBay for 400 usd. The plan is to have a similar version in our store. pic.twitter.com/mzG033zGjJ— Rafal Jaki (@GwentBro) June 13, 2019
Exclusive merchandise has become a large component of E3 ever since the expo first opened to the public in 2017. This year, more goodies were available. A cursory glance at eBay right now will offer you Borderlands 3 Psycho masks, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening key chains, as well as pins, Pez, and patches galore.
None of these goodies are more coveted than the Cyberpunk 2077 jacket. Currently, there are dozens of listings for the jacket, and bids are pushing the value higher and higher. The "similar" item CD Projekt Red is promising is certainly good news for fans, but nothing beats "exclusive" and "rare" for many fans.
The CD Projekt Red merch store opened in early May and has clothing, accessories, and toys from The Witcher, Cyberpunk, and Gwent. If you need some Cyberpunk gear and you just can't wait to get your hands on a jacket, there are a number of hats, t-shirts, and lanyards available for purchase now. Launching jackets that would coincide with E3 would have been a smart move, but hindsight is 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person RPG that was without a doubt the bell of the ball at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. It premiered not only a hot new trailer, but also revealed that Keanu Reeves had a role in the game. Reeves took to the stage briefly to hype up the game and reveal the release date, which will be April 20, 2020. However, when you're waiting in line at Gamestop next year to pick up the sci-fi epic, you're going to want to be wearing that jacket.