Recently, Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red rolled out a massive downloadable patch that promises to fix over 500 bugs amongst other improvements to the futuristic action-adventure game.
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most hyped games in 2020 but when it launched in December it didn’t seem like a completed game. After a multitude of delays to the release date, many fans were expecting a pristine game upon release. Unfortunately, this couldn’t have been further from the truth leading the game to be one of the industries biggest debacles.
If you’ve been away from the internet and haven’t seen at least a glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077, think of a futuristic GTA with more customisation. You get to create and control V, who explores and fights through Night City, a crime-riddled metropolis upgrading your bio-mechanical tech along the way.
Upon release, Cyberpunk was flying selling more than 13 million copies within the first two weeks of launch. It wasn’t until actually playing the game that players were greeted with endless bugs especially on the ageing PS4 and Xbox One. CD Projekt Red was quick to start offering refunds and Sony even removed it from their online store.
As soon as players got their hands on the game which marketing-wise was sold to be a visually stunningly smooth seamless experience, what they actually got was the complete opposite. Some players were outraged claiming to have been bait-and-switched.
This update was meant to go live last month but due to the cyber attack on CD Projekt Red, it understandably was delayed until this major issue was sorted.
We’d love to list all the fixes which have been made in this Cyberpunk 2077 patch but the list is very long so you can check it out over on Cyberpunk’s official website.
It’s a shame that Cyberpunk has flopped this way and with the creation of massive games like The Witcher we all had high hopes. To be honest, we still have high hopes for this game but all the errors just render the whole experience unenjoyable at this moment in time.
It’s unclear when Cyberpunk will be sold on the PlayStation store again which is worrying as that’s a huge chunk of the market they’re missing out on.
On Xbox, the patch is said to be over 40GB and early reports say the patched version plays somewhat better. For us, the main issue was how the promotional campaign led us to believe the aesthetics of the game would be incredible on all consoles but for Xbox One and PS4 this just isn’t the case.
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