– Legolas (e Legolas) December 9, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently the last-gen game on the console (benefiting from new-gen hardware upgrades), and so advertised, but never pre-released on the original PS4 and Xbox One units.
While it is not unexpected that cyberpunk graphical compromises to be implemented on older console models, the declining level of reliability has surprised and disappointed many.
This is Cyberpunk 2077 – PS4 version 1.00. The resolution is literally less than 720p and takes about 20 seconds to load in game textures. Unforgivable. Incomprehensible. Unplayable. pic.twitter.com/AZ2OPTnkdL
– Michael Dos Life (ic Michael Doslife) December 9, 2020
On both consoles, users report a longer wait for textures to load, with a blurry effect across the entire screen and a decrease in the main frame rate. Bugs are also prevalent, with players reporting t-posing NPCs, lacking word of mouth in conversations and glitching animations:
Cyberpunk 2077 (how great people play it) on base consoles is an absolute irony.
My God people, I mean how those two NPCs walked in the end, they were like Spider-Man PS4 PS2 Boat Easter Egg. pic.twitter.com/FnSRgAgDgt
– AP (@ THEAP99) December 8, 2020
Extensive reports of crashes, especially on the PS4:
What’s happening on base PS4 consoles? pic.twitter.com/JaQxq7svBB
– YouWhoKnow_KnewNot (wUwhoKnowKnewNot) December 10, 2020
It is unclear if all of the above examples have a Day One patch installed – although some players (including To the castle) Report that they do not appear to be able to download it. However, our own base has been updated to the Xbox One footage Day One version and instances where textures fail to load and frame rates drop (especially at the end of the montage sequence):While CD Project Red did not comment directly on these issues, the cyberpunk Twitter account said today that “the journey has begun and we are working hard on upcoming fixes and updates related to the game”.
We are truly humbled that so many of you have decided to trust and support us # Cyberpunk 2077 Before release! Even 8 million thanks is not enough! The journey has just begun and we are working very hard on upcoming fixes and updates related to the game. See you in Night City! pic.twitter.com/ycIe2kN0Zq
– Cyberpunk 2077 (y CyberpunkGame) December 10, 2020
CD Project Red provided multiple patches for its last Open World game, The Witcher 3, which had its own flaws. It will be fascinating to see how much work can be done for console versions, especially the new-gen versions still in development.
To learn more about Cyberpunk, check out our review of the game and check out our massive Cyberpunk 2077 Guide, which includes a full promotional walk.