The OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition isn’t the only crossover between the two companies – according to a newly leaked image, the OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Edition is real too.
Unfortunately, the leak only reveals the watch straps, so we still have no idea what the elusive OnePlus Watch will look like. But the picture, courtesy of Leaker Digital Chat Station in one tweet, shows watch bands with both OnePlus and Cyberpunk branding and yellow highlights, as does the look of the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition:
OnePlus Watch x 赛博 朋克 2077 绿 厂 系 似乎 都 ， ， ， 看 拿到 Ace 系列 的 realme 表现 如何 了[笑cry] pic.twitter.com/RhNAZh83ikNovember 7, 2020
We still don’t know much about the OnePlus Watch, with recent information suggesting that Wear OS may not even run. But tying its launch to the Cyberpunk hype makes sense, especially when there is a fitting design between the wearable and the custom OnePlus 8T.
Crossover watches: a new frontier
The Cyberpunk branded watch would be a novelty for the technology – most brand crossovers match new phones with media features, as our recent roundup of bizarre phone team-ups shows.
Like the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition, this includes well-known brands such as the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Edition (adorned with Kylo Ren’s iconic helmet). But these crossovers are getting weirder, like the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom FC Barcelona Edition or, yes, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition.
As weird as these phone and brand combos are, they clearly have an audience, and it makes sense to expand that into the realm of wearables. While we’re not surprised Cyberpunk is the first major smartwatch-and-media to land in a while, we wouldn’t expect it to be the last. Consumers love to display merchandise from the movies, shows and games that they have incorporated into their identity.
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