Computer role-playing game fans looking for their cyberpunk fix in CD Projekt’s latest, out now by the way, may want to wait a while before spending US$60 and above on the triple-A title.
According to a heckaton of Twitter posts and news feed, the game has a ton of bugs and glitches, arguably moreso than their previous blockbuster CRPG The Witcher 3. This is apparent on the base Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, which not only has glitches from the PC versions but also a lot of optimization-related issues that just makes the game barely playable. Last gen woes, in other words.
Will never progress in Cyberpunk 2077 because I can't stop watching every single driver slowly crash into this one barricade and then yell at me about it pic.twitter.com/AqE5wbCsvT
— Chris Livingston (@screencuisine) December 10, 2020
Long story short:
— 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐭 (@ClunkSpider) December 9, 2020
This is Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 currently. Shockingly disappointing. pic.twitter.com/J5nXB0gEYO
— Andrew (@ajb1310) December 10, 2020
Imagine defending this. Cyberpunk 2077 is a terrible game. Base PS4 footage. pic.twitter.com/uHTmMACi3R
— Michael Does Life (@MichaelDoesLife) December 9, 2020
Don’t worry everyone we’ll just crunch the staff for another year to iron these out. pic.twitter.com/brj1v0ibtj
— Steven (@MrDelabee) December 10, 2020
Fix the game on base Ps4 consoles please. What is that 720p resolution? Frame drops , blurry visuals, crashes ! What the hell guys. This game ruined our experience and no doubt it’s gonna worst experience ever pic.twitter.com/5GElsWbOuD
— cyberpunk_but_720p_R (@delaypubk2077) December 10, 2020
This is what I mean by shit graphics (uploaded straight from xbox 1 so this isn't decompressed) pic.twitter.com/pwpVzFlIuj
— Spray UK (@Spray_UK) December 9, 2020
Keep in mind that these aforementioned issues will not show up if you’re running the console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 on next-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Also, keep in mind that footage that exists prior to the 10th December “Day Zero” update will contain worst glitches and bugs.
Of course, the PC version of the game plays just fine and comes out unscathed. Sure, there seems to be some foliage that pops up now and again, but that’s been patched out by recent graphic driver updates. Still, some issues pop up on the PC version. NSFW glitch at the end; you’ve been warned.
DO NOT LET ME DRIVE IN CYBERPUNK pic.twitter.com/SsMVVdggpA
— J (@mnkzi) December 10, 2020
I have a decently high-end PC and man Cyberpunk 2077 is eating its ass I swear to god. Can't imagine how this would run on a crusty setup or a PS4/Xbone
— Mait (@Maityoman) December 10, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is a landmark video game: the first I've ever played where my character's dick started clipping through their pants after I changed equipment.
— Steven Strom (@stevenstrom) December 9, 2020
— FISK (@FiskyBizniz) December 9, 2020
We are currently 10 hours or so in Cyberpunk 2077, playing the Xbox One version on the Xbox Series X console. Apart from slight frame rate drops on performance mode and the “draw in” issues during daytime Night City segments, and the occasional missing HUD during non-story bits which required a reload, the game plays just fine.
It’s still absurd that in this day and age publishers still want to release games in its current state just to satiate shareholder and gamer demands. In a way, this also ties in to the company’s alleged mismanagement and eventual crunch work periods covered in great detail by the media.
However, seeing as CD Projekt’s starting point has always been PC gaming, and the fact that in hindsight the company could have just opted to release the console versions after the PC version (optimization takes time), you could chalk this up to the company biting off more than they can chew. I doubt the company would lose much if they opted to release the game just for PC, and then worry about the console versions at some point; probably early next year.
Still, if releasing unoptimized base versions of the game means more publicity, even the bad kind, CD Projekt got their wish. In the meantime, enjoy the following trending Cyberpunk 2077 memes using the “PS4 1.00, below 720p” joke.
This is Cyberpunk 2077 – PS4 version 1.00. Resolution is literally below 720p and the game takes 20 seconds to load in textures. Inexcusable. Unfathomable. Unplayable. pic.twitter.com/BZbgdlsCOX
— The Girl Reading This 🙂 (@TheEpicDept) December 10, 2020
This is Cyberpunk 2077 – PS4 version 1.00. Resolution is literally below 720p and the game takes 20 seconds to load in textures. Inexcusable. Unfathomable. Unplayable. pic.twitter.com/bDoTI7aSz9
— albert camus fancam (@GoudaOnRye) December 10, 2020
This is Cyberpunk 2077 – PS4 version 1.00. Resolution is literally below 720p and the game takes 20 seconds to load in textures. Inexcusable. Unfathomable. Unplayable. pic.twitter.com/CCGN2p1LnG
— red-nosed parenti (@YellowParenti) December 10, 2020