A <em>Cyberpunk</em> NPC is shown talking before his textures have fully loaded on the console version of the game.
Enlarge / A Cyberpunk NPC is proven speaking earlier than his textures have absolutely loaded on the console model of the sport.

Developer CD Projekt Crimson has issued an apology and supplied a full refund to pissed off Cyberpunk 2077 gamers who’re operating into quite a few points with the console variations of the sport. “We must always have paid extra consideration to creating it play higher on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” the corporate wrote in an announcement posted to social media.

Ars Technica, like all different retailers receiving pre-release code, was solely given entry to a PC construct of Cyberpunk 2077 earlier than giving our opinion earlier this month. These searching for impressions of the console variations needed to wait till after the sport launched publicly final Thursday.

At that time, these gamers would have encountered widespread participant and critic complaints of game-breaking bugs, low-resolution graphics, and console crashes. Whereas the PC model had its share of glitchiness, experiences recommend the console variations are in a lot rougher form. And whereas there aren’t native variations of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation 5 of Xbox Sequence S/X but, experiences recommend the last-generation console variations of the sport play considerably higher when operating in backward-compatibility mode on these next-generation methods.

In its word, CD Projekt Crimson explicitly apologized for “not displaying the sport on base last-gen console earlier than it premiered and, in consequence, not permitting you to make a extra knowledgeable choice about your buy.” That comes simply days after the developer trumpeted the truth that over 8 million players had pre-ordered the game, most lengthy earlier than any opinions had been out there, so make of that what you’ll.

CDPR has additionally promised to “repair bugs and crashes” via persevering with updates, together with “two giant patches” scheduled for January and February of 2021. Between them, these two patches ought to “repair essentially the most distinguished issues players are dealing with on last-gen consoles” the corporate promised. “They will not make the sport on last-gen appear to be it is operating on a high-spec PC or next-gen console, however will probably be nearer to that have than it’s now.”

Within the meantime, CDPR is encouraging prospects who usually are not “happy with their buy” and never prepared to attend for updates to ask for a refund, both via a digital console storefront or a brick-and-mortar retailer, or by contacting helpmerefund@cdprojektred.com via December 21. That coverage follows experiences that Sony had already begun honoring refund requests for the PS4 model of the sport, echoing the same provide when the PS4 model of Anthem did not reside as much as technical expectations final 12 months.

Final week, CDPR additionally added an epilepsy warning to Cyberpunk 2077 after an early reviewer suffered a grand mal seizure whereas enjoying the sport. The developer says it’s exploring “a extra everlasting resolution” to let gamers restrict their potential publicity to epileptic triggers within the sport.

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