Cyberpunk 2077 is a disaster on Xbox One & PS4

Jimmy Russo

After years of anticipation, Cyberpunk 2077 has finally been released on all platforms. If you plan to play on Xbox One or PS4, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

Cyberpunk 2077 is, arguably, the most anticipated video game of all time. Apart from Half-Life 3, it’s hard to think of another game with so much hype surrounding its release.

After eight years of development, the game is finally here. It’s a true visual masterpiece, set in one of the most immersive environments that video games have to offer.

That is, unless you’re playing on last-gen consoles. Those who haven’t upgraded to the newest consoles were incredibly disappointed by what they found when they loaded-up Cyberpunk 2077 for the first time.

Performance is rough, frame rates regularly dip below 15, and the graphics tend to resemble a PS3 title rather than the next-gen masterpiece that players were expecting.

Although CD Projekt Red advertised Cyberpunk 2077 as a “last-gen” game, it’s becoming clear that anything short of an Xbox Series X and PS5 won’t be able to handle it. Even players who have the game on Xbox Series S are reporting issues, obscuring the otherwise positive launch-day feedback.

Social media is littered with clips, screenshots, memes, and testimonials of Cyberpunk on last-gen machinery. The game is just short of unplayable on these platforms.

It’s hard to recommend that anyone on last-gen consoles (which are only a few weeks outdated, at this point) purchase this game – which is particularly interesting because the original release date had it out before the next-gen consoles were even released.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a brilliant RPG with some of the most stunning visuals we’ve ever seen in gaming – but we’re playing on PC. This game doesn’t seem to be designed for consoles, especially those with the limitations of the last generation.

Unfortunately, these massive flaws on Xbox One and PS4 are clouding the otherwise positive release of Cyberpunk 2077 – which is even more disheartening for Cyberpunk fans who can’t afford to upgrade their setup.

Will CDPR ever patch Cyberpunk to the point at which it’s playable on last-gen consoles? In our opinion, probably not. We’d recommend putting that $60 towards a new console or PC. We can’t imagine many last-gen players will make it through the game with performance like this.

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