December 10, 2020
We totally didn’t see this one coming or write about it like 40 times!
CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated open world RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is now out in the hands of the public — and players are logging in to find an extremely unoptimized experience on last generation consoles.
Clips showcasing glitches, frame rate issues, major pop in and more have started going viral on social media, though it’s unclear if these all these Cyberpunk players are trying the game with the day zero patch. After all, some fans found ways to play the game early through methods like changing their consoles’ time zone. Developers CD Projekt Red say that, if you preloaded the game beforehand, then what you boot up from the get go already has the day one patch. As the launch night unfolds, more footage has emerged reiterating the same types of problems.
Polygon watched a couple of dozen livestreams showcasing base PS4 and Xbox One gameplay, along with the beefier versions of each console, and we saw a number of crashes, choppy gameplay, freezes, strangely geometric NPCs, and more. While some of what’s most visible on social around right now showcases fans who aren’t playing with the day one patch, technical hiccups of some variety or other seem pervasive on all versions of the older consoles based on what we’ve seen on platforms like Twitch and YouTube Live. Reports on forums like Reddit further corroborate the existence of last gen woes.
Fans who are trying the game on PC, meanwhile — especially top-of-the-line rigs — seem to be faring okay, based on what we could see on livestreams. At least, compared to the older generation of consoles. There are reports of trees and bushes appearing clipping through things on PC, but it seems that updating your drivers will take care of the issue. But there are still fans who say that, even on PC, things aren’t always running smoothly.
They’re running perfectly fine on PC. Even with a little clipping and glitching, it’s expected from such a huge title with top-of-the-line graphics.
The reactions to the whole situation on Twitter are hilarious though.
Should have just built a budget gaming PC!
Ayo PS5 is dead ass running a PS3 version of this game 🤣. Those textures pop-in is wild. pic.twitter.com/ADl8ZOz6Ow— JAYROCK 🕗 (@_JaY_R0ck_) December 9, 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/AZ2OPTnkdL— Michael Does Life (@MichaelDoesLife) December 9, 2020
Pro tip for those interested in #Cyberpunk2077… if you’re interested in purchasing the game, don’t buy it for PS4/Xbox One. You must at least have an PS4 Pro/Xbox One X otherwise you’re gonna experience shit like this. 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/48iJ2TQplb— meh (@Ethatron01) December 9, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One screenshot pic.twitter.com/BRlbHZqW67— Andenite (@Andenite2) December 10, 2020