Cyberpunk 2077 on Base PS4 and Xbox One Units Has Major Issues

Cyberpunk 2077 has sold extremely well already, but those playing the game on their original PS4s and Xbox Ones have been reporting major issues with resolution, frame rate, texture pop-in, and more.

Many users across Twitch and social media are documenting the game’s performance on their older machines, and the results are very often not pretty. Perhaps the most notable comparison is the meme below (taken from a stream by GamekultLive, at around the 1:01:00 mark):

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently a last-gen game on console (although does benefit from new-gen hardware improvements), and has been advertised as such, but was never shown running pre-release on original PS4 and Xbox One units.

While it’s not unexpected that Cyberpunk would make graphical compromises in order to run on older console models, the level to which fidelity drops has surprised and disappointed many.

Across both consoles, users are reporting long waits for textures to load, a blurring effect across the entire screen, and major frame rate drops. Bugs also remain prevalent, with players reporting T-posing NPCs, no mouth movement in conversations, and glitching animations:

Widespread reports of crashes, particularly on PS4, have also been circling:

It’s unclear if all of the examples above are running with the Day One patch installed – although some players (including Kotaku) are reporting that they don’t seem to have been able to download it at all. However, our own base Xbox One footage is updated to the Day One version, and does have moments where textures fail to load and frame rates drop (particularly in the montage sequence towards the end):

While CD Projekt Red hasn’t directly commented on the issues, the Cyberpunk Twitter account today said, “The journey has just begun and we are hard at work on the upcoming fixes and updates to the game.”

CD Projekt Red famously provided multiple patches to its last open world game, The Witcher 3, which had its own litany of bugs. It’ll be fascinating to see how much work can be done to the console versions, especially while new-gen versions are still in development.

For more on Cyberpunk, check out our review of the game, and hop into our huge Cyberpunk 2077 guide, which indludes a full campaign walkthrough.


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