Despite the glowing reviews Cyberpunk 2077 has received from both critics and the gaming community, there is still a relatively large portion of gamers that have been thoroughly dissatisfied with its rather… middling performance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
While the game runs relatively well on current-gen consoles as well as the PC (especially with these nifty tweaks), it goes without saying that previous-gen consoles have been unfortunately given the short end of the stick.
For every bug and glitch encountered on the PS5, Xbox Series X and PC, there seems to be three times the amount of issues encountered on the PS4 and Xbox One, leaving many gamers on said platforms disgruntled and even knocking on CDPR’s doors for refunds.
After under a week’s worth of complaints, the folks at CD Projekt Red have issued a statement acknowledging their apparent negligence of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS4 and Xbox One, and the necessary steps they will take to stabilise said versions of the game:
The key takeaways from this statement are:
- CD Projekt Red admits that it did not show the game on base last-gen consoles before launch, and did not give gamers an “informed decision” regarding their purchase.
- There will be “two large patches” to address a majority of the issues encountered on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077.
- The first will be coming in January 2021, and the second will be available in February 2021.
- Refunds will be issued for gamers who are not pleased with their copy of the game, both physical and digital.
Of course, this launch mirrors that of The Witcher 3 back in 2015, when it launched with numerous bugs and glitches. CDPR also addressed the community in a similar manner back then, and proceeded to work hard for the next few months post-launch at eliminating most, if not all, of these issues to ensure gamers got the experience that they paid top dollar for
As such, it’s only a matter of time before the last-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are ironed out.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.