Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated to a new version and this one doesn’t appear to have resolved the major performance issues on last-generation consoles.
CD Projekt Red had announced major updates for Cyberpunk 2077 beginning this January. The first of this major patch is out now. It will update the game to version 1.10 on PS4, while the official version is 1.1 on all other platforms. There are many bug fixes listed in the patch notes in addition to the claims of improving performance, but is it true?
One of the fixes is for performance optimization of crowds on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. This apparently doesn’t have a bigger effect, at least after this new update. According to technical analysis of the last-generation consoles, there is a marginal improvement in the performance itself while the frame rate can still drop in the mid-20s depending on the scene.
CD Projekt Red has vowed to get the game working in a respectable state on the last-generation consoles and while the patch notes claim several major issues have been resolved, performance is not one of them, for now.
One thing that appears to have worked out well since the last update is the reduced frequency of crashes. There are still some major game-breaking bugs present in the game, and according to some reports, new ones have been discovered since the release of this patch.
As for the PS5 and Xbox Series version, they were in a much better state than the last-generation consoles and this new update has only improved their overall stability. There are fewer crashes now compared to the launch of the game so the game is definitely playable on these new consoles, but a proper next-generation patch will take some time to arrive in the second half of 2021.
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