It's common knowledge that CD Projekt Red's latest offering has a lot of problems. But what is Cyberpunk's 2077 biggest issue?
Most of the Cyberpunk 2077 issues are cosmetic, framerate slowdowns, texture popping, NPC's private parts emerging from their pants… But most of these problems will be fixed by a few updates.
But right now, things are not good, which is why Cyberpunk 2077's developers have needed to issue an apology and refunds to players. Even Microsoft and Sony have weighed into the debate.
As the PS5 and Xbox Series X have fewer problems running Cyberpunk 2007, many of the game's issues relate to hardware deficiencies. Don't get us wrong; we're not letting the developers off the hook here, they should have taken more care when optimizing the game.
But many of these problems are graphical in nature, even the most game-breaking. Although we feel there's a bigger problem, one woven into Cyberpunk 2077's very fabric.
Cyberpunk 2077's Biggest Issue
We're talking about AI - and how Cyberpunk 2077's NPCs and enemies can appear cardboard and incredibly stupid.
This too, could be a symptom of aging hardware; many games downgrade enemy/NPC AI based on the limited power of whatever device is running the game.
Exhibit A for example:
But is this all the problem is? If so, resolving it could be easy, by toning down the visuals or playing the game on a more powerful system. Cyberpunk 2077 is virtually unplayable on last-gen.
This is something that could drive some players to hold out until the full PS5, Xbox Series X version releases next year. However, the worry is that Cyberpunk 2077's biggest issue, shoddy AI, could represent the finished product - rather than a necessary downgrade for the game to function.
We hope it's the former, and the good news is all evidence points to that being the case. Many players have no complaints whatsoever about the game's AI, meaning that Cyberpunk 2077's biggest issue could be its visuals after all.
Although not everyone is convinced, as some PS5 and Xbox Series X players have also seen some questionable moments. Despite the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Cyberpunk 2077 being considered the most superior version.
Bring in exhibit B:
Let's just hope any issues with AI in Cyberpunk 2077 are just bugs, and not reflective of the game's final design. This way, they can be patched out easily in time.