As Iwiński says in the video, Cyberpunk 2077 is developed with PC first and foremost. This was reflected in IGN’s Cyberpunk 2077 review, where the PC experience was quite fluid. But it’s almost not playable on basic PS4 and Xbox One systems.Nowadays, console players, even those using PS5 and Xbox Series X systems, are playing compatible versions of PS4 and Xbox One games.
Cyberpunk 2077̵7;s performance issues on consoles are so widespread, CDPR launched an unprecedented refund policy, and companies like Sony have removed the digital version of Cyberpunk from the PlayStation Store.CDPR is also under review by the Protection Agency. Consumers about the release
Iwiński’s video, which is almost five minutes long, talks briefly about various questions about Cyberpunk 2077’s release, including why the gap between the PC and console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and how to deal with review copies.
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Below, you’ll find CD PROJEKT co-founder’s personal commentary on the moments leading up to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which shares the studio’s perspective on what happened to games on older consoles. pic.twitter.com/XjdCKizewq
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When it comes to bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to consoles, especially older models, Iwiński said, “Things didn’t look that difficult at first, as we finally know the game hardware, the time has proven that we underestimate the work.”
He said the main culprit was the in-game streaming system, which “It is responsible for” feeding “what you see on screen as well as game mechanics.” Iwiński refers to the disk bandwidth performance of older systems as being unable to keep up with packed city designs.Iwiński also said that internal testing. “Did not show many problems” and the players faced each day of work. “Saw significant improvement” in performance But even so, Iwiński said the developers were working on tweaking the console version for the Day 0 patch until its release. This explains the delay between the release of the PC check code and the review of the console will be copied on December 8, according to Iwiński data.
In early 2021, CD Projekt will be pushing multiple patches regularly throughout the year. The first update will be released “in the next 10 days” and a larger “more important update” will be released in the week after.
There are still plans to release the same free DLC as The Witcher 3, but it may not be targeting “early 2021” as previously expected, as CDPR has changed its priority to “Early 2021”. “Most important fixes and updates” and DLC will follow later.
CD Projekt Red has faced a number of obstacles since Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December 2020.The company faces a lawsuit. Cyberpunk 2077 is a “misrepresentation” product, and rumors have to be denied about development issues. Despite these problems, Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 13 million copies, despite being refunded and receiving full development and marketing costs.
Matt TM Kim is a reporter for IGN.