A Warning About ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ On PS4 And Xbox One

A Warning About ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ On PS4 And Xbox One

Technically, Cyberpunk 2077 is a last-gen game. The console version being sold today was designed for the last generation of hardware, with CDPR promising a free upgrade to a next-gen “optimized” version some unspecified time in 2021.

And yet playing Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles…may not be recommended for many, given the issues that players are running into with the base models of Xbox One and PS4 especially.

While it’s true that Xbox One and PS4 are seven year old consoles at this point, Cyberpunk is being sold for those platforms, and even if some percentage of the estimated 113 million PS4s and ~50+ million Xbox Ones might be the upgraded PS4 Pro and One X, the vast majority are still the originals. And with new-gen consoles PS5 and Series X/S being A) incredibly expensive and B) nearly impossible to find, a ton of Cyberpunk console players will be on those old units.

And things are…a bit rough, shall we say.

The past day or so has brought out viral footage of the game running on base consoles that is some of the most hilariously bad performance I’ve ever seen for a AAA game:

While many of these people did not have the day one patch, even if they did, there’s no guarantee these kind of graphic problems would be resolved, and some are reporting that the patch hasn’t even been available yet.

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Anthony Barnett
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