The game that most have been waiting a long time for has finally come… and it’s arrived in a sorry condition. Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 is a bit of a buggered mess on base PS4 and it’s not much better on PS4 Pro.
Despite numerous delays to Cyberpunk 2077’s release date and some heavy patches before the game even released, it hasn’t resulted in the swan song that the PS4 and Xbox One deserve as they slowly but surely fade into obscurity.
Our own Jeremy Peterson is working on the game now but he’ll be doing it on PS5 where the game runs much better. But for those on PS4 and Xbox One, it’s a dire picture. Literally. The resolution is usually around 720p and the frame rate tanks to the teens. Textures can take an age to load in or, in some cases, they just don’t load in at all. It’s a bit of a shambles and one must ask the question: why is this even on current-gen consoles?
Despite the game not having a native next-gen version, Cyberpunk 2077 runs best on PS5 and Xbox Series X. There is next-gen version planned for sometime next year that will presumably add next-gen features to the game, but that will be small comfort to those who aren’t able to actually get hold of a next-gen console.
All in all, Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be a bitter disappointment for PS4 owners. Hopefully CDPR can release some updates to help the game along. We’ll see.