Cyberpunk 2077 has been available for PC and consoles since last night, but many of those playing on PS4 and Xbox One are reporting that the experience hasn’t been the best.
One of these users is journalist Wesley Yin-Poole, from SamaGame, who said he was playing on PS4, where the game, according to him, the performance is bad, with low frame rate and popping textures when the screen is too loaded. He also complained that the image looks too blurry at times. There are also bugs, in the form of multiple characters doing a T pose, stuck in place, or buggy on some object. It is possible to talk to these characters, but their mouths do not move.
Tom Morgan, one of the members of Digital Foundry, provided some screenshots of the technical video they are making about the game. In them we can confirm that performance on PS4 is far from ideal.
He also said that Cyberpunk 2077 is very blurry, running between 720p and 900p, and the frame rate while driving around town is constantly in the low 20s. Shootings that take place indoors are at 30 fps, but even so there are times when performance drops to 25 fps. He also reported stuttering, which gets in the way when you’re shooting or driving.
Playing on PS5 via backward compatibility improves the situation, with faster loading times and a frame rate of 60fps, but bugs, such as characters posing in a T, remain.
By the way, Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5 does not have the “quality mode” that is present on Xbox Series X, that is, it runs only in “performance mode”. On Xbox Series X you can switch between both. The quality one focuses on increasing the resolution, leaving it close to 4K with 30 fps, and the performance one aims to increase the frame rate. The Xbox Series S also lacks the option to switch between these modes.
You can see that CD Projekt still has a lot of work to do to make the game better on consoles. Taking to Twitter, she thanked fans for their support and said that “the journey has just begun and we are hard at work on upcoming fixes and updates for the game.”
We are truly humbled that so many of you trusted us and decided to support #Cyberpunk2077 before the release! Even 8 million thank you is not enough! The journey has just begun and we are hard at work on the upcoming fixes and updates to the game. See you in Night City! pic.twitter.com/ycIe2kN0Zq
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 10, 2020
This means that to play Cyberpunk 2077 today, the best option is to do it on a PC equipped with a good processor and a good video card, since it was clear that this version is better finished than the one on consoles, although it also has bugs that need to be fixed.