Cyberpunk 2077 is lastly again on the PlayStation Retailer to buy after 187 days in exile. Throughout that point CD Projekt Pink’s open world sci-fi RPG has acquired a handful of patches and hotfixes, however apparently not sufficient to utterly repair the sport on PS4. Even now, Sony continues to be recommending gamers avoid that older console model of the sport.
“Work on the PS4 model continues, with fixes and updates to be launched all year long,” the official PlayStation Twitter account wrote right now. “For the most effective expertise on PlayStation, taking part in on PS4 Professional or PS5 consoles is really useful.” The sport’s new itemizing on the PlayStation Retailer shares an much more dire warning. “IMPORTANT NOTICE: Customers proceed to expertise efficiency points with this recreation,” it reads. “Buy to be used on PS4 techniques is just not really useful.” Okay then.
Cyberpunk 2077 was initially pulled from the PlayStation Retailer solely per week after it launched following waves of complaints about dangerous graphics, poor efficiency, and frequent bugs on the PS4 and Xbox One variations of the sport. Sony’s determination to delist the sport got here just a few days after CDPR began providing full refunds to dissatisfied gamers. Sony doesn’t permit refunds on video games that individuals have already began taking part in until the content material is deemed “defective,” which led some hypothesis that the corporate eliminated Cyberpunk 2077 from the shop as a way to uphold the logic of its refund phrases. Regardless of related efficiency points, the sport remained that can be purchased on the Xbox One’s digital storefront.
Since then, Cyberpunk 2077 has acquired three huge updates and half a dozen hotfixes. The latest one, Patch 1.23, was launched on June 17 and largely addressed quest-related bugs and stability points. None of those huge updates seems to have markedly improved the look and framerate of the sport on PS4 and Xbox One, nevertheless. After Cyberpunk 2077’s second main patch in April, Digital Foundry reported that the sport was operating noticeably higher on PS4 Professional, however nonetheless lagged behind on the older consoles.
“When it comes to the vanilla PS4 and Xbox One, these ran persistently poorly with patch 1.1, and whereas the brand new patch does make some scenes play out somewhat higher, a 2fps to 3fps benefit makes little odds if you’re nonetheless so far-off from the 30fps goal,” wrote Thomas Morgan on Eurogamer. It’s unclear what’s modified within the months since that made Sony resolve to deliver the sport again. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Throughout an investor name late final month, CDPR promised “a number of patches and updates” within the months forward, in addition to the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S model of the sport earlier than the tip of the 12 months. For now although there nonetheless isn’t any clear timeline for Cyberpunk 2077 can be absolutely playable on PS4, if it ever is.