Cyberpunk 2077 can finally be purchased as a digital download on the PlayStation Store once more, but does the promise of a next-gen upgrade outbalance the issues for PS4 players?
CD Projekt Red’s action role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 had quite the bumpy start last year, especially for those that wished to play the game on older consoles such as the base PS4 and Xbox One due to how poorly the game ran on these platforms.
The game received so many complaints and requests for refunds that Sony opted to remove the game altogether from the PlayStation Store until the problems were fixed.
Well, yesterday was finally that day. Cyberpunk 2077 can be found back on the PlayStation Store after receiving countless updates and fixes so that it will run almost perfectly on the PS4 Pro and PS5. Anyone that purchases the game on PS4 will be able to play it again for free on PS5 through backwards compatibility.
Playing on next-gen consoles or at least the PS4 Pro may be the best way to experience Cyberpunk as both CD Projekt Red as well as Sony themselves have noted that the game still isn’t optimised to play on older consoles. The developers are still working to improve its performance.
But don’t look so glum just yet! CD Projekt Red has also announced that a free PlayStation 5 upgrade for the game should be arriving in the second half of this year. The update will be free to both PS4 digital download and disc owners once released.
Hopefully, this will turn Cyberpunk 2077 into the game many fans were lead to believe it would be, especially since it will take advantage of the PS5‘s more powerful hardware.