It would be wrong to say that CD Projekt Red's release of Cyberpunk 2077 was an uncertain move. The studio hasn't been honest about project conditions on the latest generation of consoles. It excited the game with the PC demos and made players believe that the console versions could be played in the same mode. With this belated inquiry, he laid CDPR on his face with an egg.
Last week, Sony announced that it would be bringing Cyberpunk 2077 back to the PlayStation Store several months after it was downloaded, while CD Projekt Red fixed several of the game's tie issues. In that time, the developer made two major updates and several other quick fixes. Starting Monday, the game will once again be available in the PSN showcase.
However, the bad news is that those who still want to run the game on the base PlayStation 4 model are likely to run into serious issues. In an early morning tweet, CDPR openly announced that players can play Cyberpunk 2077 on "PS4 Pro and PS5". The PlayStation 4 standard, despite the labels, doesn't have enough processing power to run the game.
Users may still experience some performance issues with the PS4 version as we continue to improve stability across all operating systems. The PS4 Pro and PS5 versions of this game will provide the best experience on PlayStation.- Cyberpunk 2077 (CyberpunkGame) June 21, 2021
This is a very unique situation because it is the first time a developer has considered a PlayStation 4 game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Studios usually encode PS4 games to tune them dynamically depending on which game console you're running efficiently. Obviously, this wasn't possible for Cyberpunk 2077.
To be honest, it's possible that CDPR might not have released a PlayStation 4 version at all. This highly ambitious game was intended for high-performance PCs, and the studio's early demos showed this fact. The release of an incompatible version of PS4 after the release of the new generation of consoles was very close to the error. The developer should remove the PS4 version and then focus solely on releasing it on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. If that's the case, we'll probably be playing next-gen versions now.
Because the PS5 and XBSX versions don't have a release date yet. CD Projekt Red said they should come out in the second half of 2021, but with more focus on solving the problem, it wouldn't be surprising if the studio postponed everything to another year. Fortunately, anyone who purchased this game for their PS4 or XB1 can upgrade to the next generation version for free.
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CD Projekt Red advises basic PlayStation 4 users to avoid the recently revived Cyberpunk 2077