Cyberpunk 2077 is here, finally, but the launch of the most-anticipated game of the year (or decade?) is not taking many breaths away, as it struggles to perform well on consoles.
Do you like bugs, glitched NPCs, low resolution, and ultra-low framerates? It's your lucky day, player, as all you need is an 'OG' PS4 or Xbox One console and a fresh copy of Cyberpunk 2077.
Eurogamer just released an article that says that " Cyberpunk 2077 is a mess on PS4 and Xbox One ". Players can expect a poor performance, including low framerate and texture pop-in when there's a lot going on in the game. Occasional low-res blur to the visuals is also happening, and it's worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 is running between 720p and 900p resolution, which can be very blurry, especially on large screens. The Witcher 3 all over again?
What's more interesting is that unlike Xbox Series X, the PlayStation 5 version (PS4 running on PS5 via backckwards-compatibility feature) of CD Projekt RED's epic Sci-Fi RPG doesn't have the toggle between the "Performance mode" and the "Quality mode", so, by default, the game is running on "performance mode" on Sony's next-gen console. The game does run in 60 frames-per-second, but you can not choose for better image quality, resolution, and 30fps like on XSX.
Xbox Series S doesn't have that toggle between modes, either..
The game is clearly in the early stages, and the next-gen patch is coming sometime in 2021, so if you want to enjoy the Night City in the most breathtaking way, the PC version is the way to go, Samurai.
CD Projekt Red's ambitious cyberpunk RPG is available as of today for PS4, Xbox One, Windows, and Stadia. PS5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners can play the game via backwards-compatibility, until the true next-gen upgrade arrives.