– Legolas (@ Legolas) December 9, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently a last-generation console game (although it benefits from new hardware improvements), and it was announced as such, but it was never shown in pre-release on the original PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
While Cyberpunk is not expected to make graphical compromises for operation on older console models, the level at which the accuracy drops has surprised and disappointed many.
This is Cyberpunk 2077 – the 1.00 version of the PS4. The resolution is literally less than 720p and the game takes 20 seconds to load in textures. Unforgivable. unfathomable. Not playable. pic.twitter.com/AZ2OPTnkdL
– Michael Does Life (@MichaelDoesLife) December 9, 2020
Across both devices, users report long waits for loading textures, a blur effect across the entire screen, and a significant drop in frame rate. Bugs still prevailed as well, with players reporting non-playable T-characters, no mouth movement in conversations, and bug animations:
Cyberpunk 2077 on the base consoles (how a large percentage of people will play it) is an absolute farce.
Oh my God I mean look at how these two devices turned on in the end, they were like an Easter egg game on the Spider-man ps4 ps2 boat. pic.twitter.com/FnSRgAgDgt
– AP (@ THEAP99) December 8, 2020
Widespread reports of crashes, especially on the PS4, were also circulating:
This is what happens on most basic PS4 controllers? pic.twitter.com/JaQxq7svBB
– YouWhoKnow_KnewNot (UwhoKnowKnewNot) December 10, 2020
It’s unclear if all of the above examples work with the Day 1 patch installed – although some players (including Kotaku) They report apparently not being able to download it at all. However, our Xbox One base shots update to the Day One release, and it has moments where textures fail to load and frame rates drop (especially in the montage sequence near the end):While CD Projekt Red did not comment directly on the issues, a Cyberpunk Twitter account said today, “The journey has just begun and we are working hard on the upcoming fixes and updates for the game.”
We feel really humbled that so many of you trusted us and decided to support us #Siberbank 2077 Before release! Even 8 million thanks is not enough! The journey has just begun and we are working hard on the upcoming fixes and updates for the game. See you in the Night City! pic.twitter.com/ycIe2kN0Zq
Cyberpunk 2077 (CyberpunkGame) December 10, 2020
CD Projekt Red has been known for providing multiple corrections for its latest open world game, The Witcher 3, which had its own set of bugs. It would be nice to see how much work could be done for console releases, especially when new generation versions are still in development.
For more information on Cyberpunk, check out our review of the game, and turn to the huge Cyberpunk 2077 guide, which includes a full tour around the campaign.
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