I, for one, am absolutely pulling for CDPR. I want this game to be a franchise maker. I want huge success for everyone involved.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a fun game that, unfortunately, runs less than ideal pretty much across all platforms. The base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have been especially egregious, and that’s left a legion of players rightfully up in arms. After enduring a weekend filled with videos, screenshots, and memes of the game’s many performance issues, CD Projekt Red has issued a formal apology and a roadmap of fixes for the coming months.
The studio opens the letter by apologizing for not showcasing the game on base PS4/Xbox One prior to launch, thus preventing players on those platforms from making an informed purchase. “We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One”, says CDPR. Remember that Cyberpunk 2077 had always been billed as a last-gen title, and CDPR had repeatedly assured players over the years that the game would perform fine on base hardware.
After unleashing the first wave of updates over the weekend, CDPR lays out a roadmap for future fixes. Expect the next patch to come “within the next 7 days”, and the studio plans to release updates more frequently overall. That includes on PC, the platform Cyberpunk performs best by far. After this upcoming fix, two bigger patches will arrive after the holidays: Patch #1 in January and Patch #2 in February.