Which console is Cyberpunk 2077 on

Cyberpunk 2077 in the console test: That's how terrible the versions for PlayStation and Xbox really are

On December 10th, 2020 "Cyberpunk 2077" was released, one of the most important role-playing games of the last few years. And indeed: In the COMPUTER BILD test, the latest title from Polish developer CD Projekt flexed its muscles - but only on the PC. Because already on the day of publication it became clear that the old consoles were obviously being tampered with. The first generations of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in particular are reaching their limits. For this reason, the editorial team decided to test the console versions separately and ventured to Night City one more time.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: an oath of disclosure

Let's start with the currently most widespread consoles: PlayStation 4 (Pro) and Xbox One including offshoots. While visually demanding titles like "Red Dead Redemption 2", "GTA 5" or "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" run largely without problems and usually look damn good, "Cyberpunk 2077" is a real oath of revelation in terms of implementation.

Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

To be honest: "Cyberpunk 2077" is currently a slap in the face of every gamer on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The technical implementation is a joke. For many players the title is unplayable, many quests do not work properly, regular crashes, bugs, glitches and other curiosities are part of the program. As good as "Cyberpunk 2077" is at its core, the quests and dialogues with main character V are as much fun: In the current version, owners of the old console generation should keep their distance and wait for the developers to make improvements.

Per

  • Interesting and believable game world
  • Dense atmosphere
  • Unused scenario
  • Crafting and upgrading weapons and armor
  • Great role play elements
  • Different approaches are encouraged
  • Interesting characters
  • Adult and compelling story
  • Surprising side quests
  • Ordinary control

Cons

  • Sometimes long loading times
  • Textures load later or not at all
  • Yawning emptiness in the streets
  • Occasionally misspellings
  • Strange animations
  • Clipping error
  • Graphically a significant downgrade
  • Regular crashes
  • Settings are reset
  • Quests sometimes don't work
  • Saves disappear for no reason
  • Glitches make things drop / disappear through the game world

Test rating from the editors

5,0

inadequate
In spite of all the tired developers who, due to the problematic "crunch" shortly before the release, spent weeks practically around the clock with the completion, hardly anything works on the last-gen consoles. It's like in real life: the older, the more mistakes there are. Sometimes textures load with a delay of many seconds, if they appear at all. Depending on the screen action, the frames per second (FPS) are beyond good and evil. But even if you ignore these obvious graphics and technical problems, errors and glitches occur everywhere in Night City. Cars and people slide through the ground or vanish into thin air. Some missions do not work at all because the corresponding processes are simply not triggered or the required NPC is missing.
On top of that, there are regular crashes that not only bring the player to the console menu, but also reset all previously made in-game settings. There is no other way to put it: At the moment, "Cyberpunk 2077" for PlayStation 4 (Pro) and Xbox One (S / X) is a bottomless cheek. Prospects should definitely wait to buy unless they are extremely frustration resistant. By the way: On Twitter, users collect the biggest dropouts so far under the hashtag # Cyberbug2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X: solid

But how is "Cyberpunk 2077" going on the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles? The simple answer: actually really good! Especially from the point of view that the games are still the versions for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - the free next-gen upgrades for "Cyberpunk 2077" are not planned until 2021. However, happy owners of the new technology can actually have a lot of fun with the role-play highlight. But …

Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

"Cyberpunk 2077" also has to struggle with all sorts of minor and major problems on the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. In contrast to the older brothers, these are not too serious, but still cloud the gaming experience from time to time. It's just not nice to be kicked out of the game every few hours without warning or to wait for textures to finally load. Many of the annoying anomalies can be overlooked to a certain extent thanks to the technical strengths of the two consoles. Nevertheless, the following applies: CD Projekt urgently needs to be improved for all consoles.

Per

  • Interesting and believable game world
  • Dense atmosphere
  • Unused scenario
  • Crafting and upgrading weapons and armor
  • Great role play elements
  • Different approaches are encouraged
  • Interesting characters
  • Adult and compelling story
  • Surprising side quests
  • Ordinary control

Cons

  • Textures sometimes load with a delay
  • Yawning emptiness in the streets
  • Occasionally misspellings
  • Strange animations
  • Clipping error
  • Regular crashes
  • Settings are reset
  • Glitches let things fall through the game world

Test rating from the editors

2,5

satisfying
Of course, the versions do not come close to the PC version, because here, too, players struggle with many problems, which are smaller compared to the previous consoles. The textures are often problem children even here, because it rarely gets really crisp and sharp. Buildings and vehicles look scary, especially from a distance. Who is actually responsible for the fact that there are animated car wallpapers on all the streets in the distance, which disappear when you get closer? Unfortunately, regular crashes and reset settings are also part of the program here.
In addition, the computer characters are missing on all consoles everywhere. While some squares and markets in "Cyberpunk 2077" are bubbling over with NPCs, there is a yawning emptiness on PlayStation and Xbox. Here - as in every small German town - the curbs are folded up by 10 p.m. at the latest and all murderers, drug dealers and prostitutes go to bed dutifully. While this is great for performance, it clearly disturbs the immersion.
Speaking of performance: The PlayStation 5 convinces throughout the adventure with a dynamic resolution of 1188p and almost continuously 60 FPS, which benefits Night City and the surrounding area. The Xbox Series X also uses 60 frames per second in performance mode with a resolution of only 1080p, but the quality version shines here. This offers "only" 30 FPS, but then packs a chic resolution of 1500p to 1800p depending on the environment.
"Cyberpunk 2077" has been available for PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X since December 10, 2020.

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