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Cyberpunk 2077's delay was reportedly due to console optimisation issues

The game is reportedly facing difficulties on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Cyberpunk 2077's delay was reportedly due to console optimisation issues

Cyberpunk 2077's delay was reportedly due to console optimisation issues

Cyberpunk 2077 promises gamers some of the best visuals of this console generation, following on from the graphical heights reached by The Witcher 3 to deliver something even greater. 

This push for enhanced graphics has always raised the question, are the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 powerful enough to handle this? Well, according to a Polish insider Borys Niespielak, they aren't, and that's why Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed until September 2020. 

In a recent podcast, which is embedded below, Niespielak stated that CD Projekt Red has been having issues optimising the game for Xbox One, finding the game's performance to be "extremely unsatisfactory". This lines up with CD Projekt Red's reasoning for their delay, where the developer stated that the game was "complete and playable", but that the game needed more polish. 

While Niespielak's information should be taken with a grain of salt, it is not improbable for Microsoft's original Xbox One to be facing performance issues in modern titles. According to a translation of the podcast below by Discord user Klawiaturodzierzca (via altchar), getting stable performance from the game on Microsoft's original Xbox One (not Xbox One S) consoles has been challenging. 

CD Projekt Red hopes to offer gamers a next-generation experience on a current-generation console, and that goal has undoubtedly proved challenging for CD Projekt Red. The question now is what will Cyberpunk 2077 look like on today's baseline consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) and how much improvement will be offered by Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X systems. 


Cyberpunk 2077's delay could be due to performance issues, which hopefully means that the final, release ready, version of Cyberpunk 2077 will offer stable performance on both console and PC hardware. 

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 is now due to release on September 17th 2020. 

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22-01-2020, 08:38:35

tgrech
Well, that and them still not hiring enough staff, if CDPR developers are yet again being forced into excessive overtime, adding to a long list of complaints regarding working conditions at the company, clearly management is systematically failing to allocate resources appropriately and hire enough staff, one can only assume for cost cutting reasons.Quote

22-01-2020, 08:39:27

Warchild
I have faith in them, but I hope this doesnt become a Watch dogs disappointment.

We all know what the E3 demo looked like. And when that retail version came.. many felt scammed.Quote

22-01-2020, 08:59:03

Peace
I'd say release it on PC and make the console players wait. Iirc this happened to some other games vice versa as well...Quote

22-01-2020, 10:22:42

Avet
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
I'd say release it on PC and make the console players wait. Iirc this happened to some other games vice versa as well...
Exactly. CD Projekt Red may be the only company that develops games the proper way, PC first then watered down version for consoles. Red Dead Redemption 2 had a full year on consoles before coming to PC. Why wouldn't Cyberpunk 2077 have it the other way around? Release it for new consoles, and be done with it.Quote

22-01-2020, 11:44:43

jcchg
Don't trust unofficial sources.Quote
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