Cyberpunk 2077 Bugs Addressed By CDPR – “We Should Have Paid More Attention”
After years of waiting and more than a few last-minute, fans were finally greeted with the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and the experience has proven to be eventful to say the least. The futuristic RPG unsurprisingly records records upon launch, though, it appears the supposedly finished product hasn’t exactly resulted in the experience fans were hoping for. Disappointment has been especially evident by the title’s numerous issues shared across social media, with quite a few glitches, potato-quality visuals, and repeated crashes making for a barely playable experience on last-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
— xiaomengmeng (@xiaomengmeng10) December 12, 2020
While developers CD Projekt RED have attempted to solve launch issues and hazardous oversights in a recent patch, the studio now seems keen to make things right by dedicating greater focus toward the myriad of issues present on last-gen devices. In a recent post on social media, the team let loose another infamous yellow message, apologizing to players for keeping them in the dark about such poor ports and admitting the studio “should have paid more attention” to making the console versions better.
CDPR additionally vowed to begin squashing bugs on PS4/Xbox One as soon as this week, with at least two major patches planned to arrive through to January and February of 2021. “Together these should fix the most prominent problems gamers are facing on last-gen consoles,” the statement read. “We will be informing you about the contents of each patch ahead of their release. They won’t make the game on last-gen look like it’s running on a high-spec PC or next-gen console, but it will be closer to that experience than it is now.”
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 14, 2020
CD Projekt’s post continued by encouraging players to “give us a chance,” but on the off-chance fans are legitimately upset, the team will also begin accepting refunds through the PSN and Xbox storefronts, in addition to the aptly-named website “helpmerefundrdcdprojektred.com.” Each of these methods will only be available until December 21st (one week from now at the time of writing), so those who have a metaphorical cyber-axe to grind with CDPR may want to get the process started early.
Xbox has offered a means to undo orders for a while, but Sony only began rolling out its own policy early last year. However, the measure is only available for titles purchased within a two week window and such refunds currently do not cover microtransactions or other DLC content. Another sizeable no-no of Sony’s refund policy is actually downloading or playing the title in question, with users usually unable to return digital items unless the content is considerably faulty. However it appears CD Projekt RED’s poor execution of the last-gen Cyberpunk 2077 has encouraged Sony to make an exception, though, it’s still likely the game might fall into the category of “faulty.”
— Uber Nerd (@UberN3erd) December 13, 2020
As the biting hashtag #Cyberbug2077 continues to trend on Twitter, Sony and Microsoft allowing players to get a refund seems to be a sound way to make sure fans are content in the midst of these glitchy times. With that said, fans are sure to be nonetheless livid, especially as the studio dedicated considerable effort into getting Cyberpunk 2077 to work with the base PS4 and Xbox One, with one of the game’s most significant delays attributed to ensuring such a result. With a slate of add-on DLC and next-gen versions for PS5 and Series X on the way, the race is surely on to deliver worthwhile or even passable last-gen experiences, so here’s hoping the team has the proper robo-gumption to pull it off.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.
What do you think? Are you bummed out by the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One, or have you learned to just enjoy the myriad of glitch-based memes? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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