Cyberpunk 2077’s launch has been controversial due to the game releasing with so many bugs. But Cyberpunk 2077’s issues do give us hope for the future.
This is mainly due to how the game has performed on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Which, when compared to other platforms, is significantly better.
The PC edition of Cyberpunk 2077 is full of bugs and glitches, where the game is practically unplayable on PS4 and Xbox One. So much so that both Sony and Microsoft are offering refunds.
Not only that, but the developers have also issued an apology for the state of the game. However, we believe that Cyberpunk 2077’s issues are part of a wider industry problem.
One in which developers over-promise and under deliver and fans get consumed by entitlement. Cyberpunk 2077 is just the latest in a long line of games that have suffered from this.
While Cyberpunk 2077 is a bit of a mess on every platform, it’s noticeably more stable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. While this is little comfort to those playing the game on older hardware, it offers some reassurance as next-gen slips into current-gen.
It shows that PS5 and Xbox Series X does indeed represent the future. The new generation is even performing favorably when compared to a lot of gaming PCs. Many of which have also fallen victim to Cyberpunk 2077’s various bugs.
Cyberpunk 2077’s Issues Could Reassure Next-Gen Console Owners
While the game could have benefitted from more development time, we could argue that Cyberpunk 2077 should have been a next-gen only title. While patches will likely resolve the issues on PS4 and Xbox One, it’s telling that last-gen needs so much more work.
As Sony and Microsoft begin to phase out the PS4 and Xbox One gradually, Cyberpunk 2077’s issues having less of an impact on the newer hardware should install confidence.
Their resistance to such a buggy and incomplete game’s problems shows just how much of a step-up the PS5 and Xbox Series X are over their predecessors. The Series X particularly has impressed us when it comes to standing up to Cyberpunk 2077’s issues.
But the Series S and PS5 have also coped admirably. The Series S has received a lot of criticism and questions about it's next-gen status. Yet when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft’s little white box is doing well.
We’d love to give a more thorough breakdown of how the game is performing on each console, but it seems incredibly inconsistent at the time of writing. Cyberpunk 2077’s issues are still very pronounced but are seemingly impacting different console owners in different ways.
We suspect some fans will wait until a fully fleshed out PS5/Xbox Series X/S version of the game releases, hoping to bypass Cyberpunk 2077’s issues. But in all honesty, if you own a next-gen console, you pretty much already have.
Let’s not forget there’s an excellent game hiding within Cyberpunk 2077, despite its issues. The bugs have been a massive shame, but reviewers love it.
However, we may need to address what could be Cyberpunk 2077's biggest issue.
Let’s hope further Cyberpunk 2077 patches continue to improve the experience for everyone. Until then, at least we can enjoy the creative memes.