Well now we know why CD Projekt RED only gave out review codes for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077, the PS4 and Xbox One versions are not good at all. The frame rate on the standard PS4 version can drop to 20 frames per second and in places, to quote the video below, the Xbox One S version looks like a “Ray Harryhausen movie” as the characters jerk across the screen as if they are stop motion animated. As you can see, the Xbox One S version drops as low as 14 frames per second.
The next gen consoles do much better, the PS5 and Xbox Series X staying very close to 60fps at all times. The game was lead on the current gen so should run fine on PS4 and Xbox One with next gen version adding some extra polish but that’s clearly not the case.
Although many will be playing on next gen the majority of sales will be on PS4 and Xbox One so social media is full of very upset people. “Paying $60 for cyberpunk 2077 on my Xbox one was probably a waste of money. It’s running like dogsh*t”, is one comment, “Cyberpunk on Xbox One is ass. Already finna refund this shit it’s laggy as hell,” is another.
But hey, who cares, Cyberpunk 2077 has lots of 10/10 reviews pre-launch and is currently settling around 90% on Metacritic, so no one cancelled their pre-orders for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, happy days!
The developer had notably been in mandatory crunch for the last few months, pushing hard to finally complete a game that has been delayed several times. It was even delayed after it had gone ‘gold’, pushed back from a November release to 10th December.
It seems they should have considered delaying the last gen versions a little longer, and maybe fixed a bug or two.. like this one.
— FISK (@FiskyBizniz) December 9, 2020