After a disastrous launch week that saw the game have many issues on last-generation consoles, Cyberpunk 2077’s digital distribution on PlayStation Network has been suspended by Sony with the company now offering refunds for the game.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 18, 2020
Microsoft on the other hand has also posted a similar announcement last December 19, offering a full refund of the game for anyone who has purchased a digital copy of Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox One from the Microsoft store.
Launched December 10, Cyberpunk 2077 features neon aesthetics, a dystopian world full of cyber-modified humans, a tech-filled environment and Keanu Reeves himself. Developed by revered Polish developer CD Projekt Red.
Initial reviews on launch day were nothing short of stellar, with critics praising both its gameplay and the world design, from the realism of Night City’s aesthetics, realism and architecture down to its characters.
It took less than a week however for things to quickly go south. What were stellar reviews from game critics quickly turned into endless barrage of complaints and bug reports from its playerbase.
While PC players may have only just encountered a few minor issues and bugs here and there, for console gamers however is an entirely different nightmare, as players are met with both hilarious and outrageous bugs and glitches that saying that “it affects the game experience” is definitely an understatement.
According to Vulture, both PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are plagued with frame dropping, muddy video resolution and glitches galore. Words won’t properly describe how buggy the game is, so here’s a quick montage for that.
Don’t worry everyone we’ll just crunch the staff for another year to iron these out. pic.twitter.com/brj1v0ibtj
— Steven (@MrDelabee) December 10, 2020
From missing hit and collision detection, unloaded textures that would make gamers vomit, objects that would appear out of nowhere and fall through the floor and even non-playable characters having the most ridiculous interaction with objects in-game—bugs in open-world games are to be expected but fans at least expected a more polished version of Cyberpunk 2077.
Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt, explained that they did not want to push the launch date back for the fourth time and given the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in less external testers. CD Projekt has already issued a number of statements stating their apologies and regrets over the highly disappointing release of Cyberpunk 2077.
While things are looking grim for CD Projekt Red, they have released a series of hotfixes that aims to rectify the bugs and glitches that caused a disastrous launch week of Cyberpunk 2077. With two patches 1.04 and 1.05 hotfixes mainly focused on these fixes released within 10 days after the game’s launch date, CD Projekt Red has also assured its community of additional patches set to launch around January and February. Both of which will aim to fix “most of the prominent problems” and improve performance for previous-gen consoles.
Polish developer CD Projekt Red is also the same developer behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a critically acclaimed title that was one of the best games of 2015 that sold more than 28 million copies globally and has become one of the most beloved games in recent years.
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