Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world, narrative-driven role-playing game set in the universe of the classic pen & paper RPG system — Cyberpunk 2020. The game follows the story of V — a hired gun on the rise in Night City, the most violent and dangerous metropolis of the corporate-ruled future.
The game is finally out, and as we have been anxiously waiting for the game, it turns out the developers of the game have done a decent job. That is to say, infesting the eight years’ worth of work with bugs. Eight years in the making with over 100+ hours of gameplay, and the result is the fantastic product that breaks your PS4 and Xbox One.
But not everything is a lost cause; we still have Play Station 5 and Xbox Series X, where we can enjoy the game to our heart’s content. Oh, thank the heavens for next-gen consoles. As many of you know, Cyberpunk 2077 runs at backward compatibility on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but that doesn’t stop the game from running at full speed. But you get some significant difference on both the consoles.
If you have time, do watch the video below from Digital Foundry to get a clear idea of how performance differs on both the consoles.
Play Station 5 offers users the chance to enjoy the game, but we are stuck with the PS4 Pro setting and resolution, which for all its wonders, get maxed out at 1188p. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, however, goes a step further and offers two separate modes for its gamers. Its Performance mode runs the game at 1080p with 60fps, and Quality mode runs between 1512p and 1728p. The Quality mode includes increased crowd density, ambient occlusion, and more detailed reflections but the game gets locked 30fps.
So gamers around the world, the conclusion is simple. If you value performance but are satisfied with mediocre quality, go straight to play the PlayStation 5. But if visual is what you want and don’t mind running your game at 30 fps, then, by all means, Xbox Series X is your best buddy. All I say is that it’s still a safe bet to play the game on PlayStation 5 because at least it sticks at 60 fps with occasional drops to 50 fps. Visual qualities can be further improved with future patches.
Speaking of which, CD PROJECT RED will be launching two more patches in January and February. So stay tuned for more updates on the most anticipated open-world game that breaks your PS4 and Xbox One. Peace out.