Screenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
Cyberpunk 2077 started presenting on console previously today beginning in the New Zealand time zone, which is what I set my Xbox Series S to begin playing ahead of tonights main midnight release on the east coast. The game ran with no drawbacks and looked excellent on the next-gen hardware, despite being the less powerful of Microsofts two new consoles. It has actually been another story completely on Xbox One.
Ive spent an hour playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One, and it hasnt been pretty. Sometimes its been straight up awful. Based on screenshots and footage other individuals are sharing online, Im not alone.
Screenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
There Ive had framerate drops, UI and texture pop-in, and an overall layer of fuzzy lighting and rugged reflections that made it hard not to seem like I was playing a PS3 or 360 game, or a minimum of a modern-day one on ultra low graphics settings.
The game is expected to have a significant day-one patch. My games version is 220.127.116.11, which appears to be the pre-patch variation, but it will not let me set up any further updates, even after re-downloading the whole video game from scratch.
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CD Projekt Red didnt immediately react to a request for comment.
While Im sure the video game will improve with further updates, its presently not in a great put on last-gen consoles for a lot of people. Here are some contrast shots:
Jackie on Xbox One. Screenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
Night City on Xbox One. Screenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
Jackie on PC with a RTX 2070 Super video card. Screenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
Night City on Xbox Series XScreenshot: CD Projekt Red/ Kotaku
As demands to constantly update video games after release grow, so do studios post-launch workloads, meaning that crunch can even extend beyond a video games preliminary release. The current state of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PS4 is a good reason to hold off from playing the game on those platforms until things get arranged out.
My video games version is 18.104.22.168, which appears to be the pre-patch version, but it will not let me install any more updates, even after re-downloading the whole game from scratch. Even while on a scripted cars and truck flight with one of the games primary characters, Dexter DeShawn, it felt slightly like I was caught inside of a rapidly rotoscoped motion picture rather than playing a video game developed for the Xbox One getting here at the end of its life cycle.
Polygon has a round-up of a number of glitches gamers have experienced so far on PS4 and Xbox One, though players on PC have actually reported a number of bugs as well, especially near the end of the video game.
Things that are off in the distance mostly look fine, until you start to move the electronic camera, or start walking, at which point they liquify into a low-res haze. Peoples faces look flat unless youre standing a foot far from them, and even then theres something off about the lighting and texture, as if an entire layer of graphics is missing, or out of sync with whatever around it.
Cyberpunk 2077 was formerly set to come out in November, however was delayed by 3 weeks so CD Projekt Red could end up enhancing the last-gen variations of the video game. “I wouldnt state there is a problem because theres nothing wrong with Xbox or PS4 variations– there is optimization to be managed, also since of how we were approaching things from the get-go in terms of development; so– there is no issue with Xbox or PlayStation 4, to be sincere,” the advancement studios VP of company development Michał Nowakowski said throughout an October shareholder meeting about the hold-up.
The issues, consisting of entire cars disappearing and appearing out of thin air, decreased tremendously when I left huge open areas and headed into one of the games narrower, more direct battle zone. Even there, however, I was continuously pulled out of the video game with how off whatever looked and how slow the framerate felt. Even while on a scripted cars and truck ride with one of the video games primary characters, Dexter DeShawn, it felt vaguely like I was caught within a quickly rotoscoped motion picture rather than playing a video game constructed for the Xbox One reaching the end of its life process.
Videos going around show similar issues with boxy faces and whole city obstructs that appearance like they were dipped in vaseline. Polygon has a round-up of a number of problems players have actually experienced so far on PS4 and Xbox One, though gamers on PC have actually reported a number of bugs as well, specifically near the end of the video game.
As demands to continually upgrade games after release grow, so do studios post-launch work, suggesting that crunch can even extend beyond a games preliminary release. The current state of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PS4 is a great reason to hold off from playing the video game on those platforms up until things get arranged out.