Game news Cyberpunk 2077: Waiting 2 years to play it on PS5 was my best decision for gamers
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 on December 10, 2020 was chaotic to say the least … to say the least. With the exception of the PC version, which also suffered from numerous bugs, CD Projekt RED’s RPG did not deliver on its promises from a technical point of view to the point of being removed from the PlayStation Store. Yet month after month, update after update, CP 2077 has improved significantly and become a marvel on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Waiting two years to play it on PS5 has been my best decision and by far!
- Cyberpunk 2077 in a nutshell
- 2020: A chaotic launch
- 2022: Everything comes in time …
Cyberpunk 2077 in a nutshell
Cyberpunk 2077 is a first person RPG (RPG) developed by CD Projekt RED and still today one of the most ambitious video game projects of the 21st century. It is mainly the adaptation on PC and home consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S) of a tabletop role-playing game imagined by Mike Pondsmith and extremely popular in North America. In fact, when it came out in 1988, the latter democratized a subgenre of science fiction … Cyberpunk … along with the novel Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984) and Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott (1982). Just that !
We follow the adventures of a citizen born and raised in Night City, a free city located on the border between northern and southern California, both member states of the New United States of America (NUSA). Cyberpunk 2077 follows the events narrated in subsequent editions of the “paper” role-playing game. and takes place three decades after the fourth edition titled Cyberpunk Red which takes place in 2045. From a purely videogame point of view, the CD Projekt Red title is an RPG with rich and intertwined gameplay mechanics, which refined the game. universe rich in both its graphics and its multiple cultural inspirations.
2020: A chaotic launch
Unless you’ve lived as a hermit or gone on a pilgrimage for the past two years, you are aware of the setbacks Cyberpunk 2077 encountered when it was released in December 2021. If the PC version generated some excitement among players, as long as you hide the many recurring bugs, it was a completely different ball game for the console versions. Barely passable, but playable on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, CD Projekt RED’s title was a shadow of its previous 8th generation machines. The controversy was so strong that Sony made the decision to withdraw the game from the PlayStation Store for a time, a great first in the history of the online store, and by extension in that of video games.
The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was delicate and the lack of communication by the Polish studios regarding the console versions before the release did nothing but accentuate the legitimate dissatisfaction of the players. However, ten days later, CD Projekt RED announced that it had sold 13 million copies (of which 10.9 million dematerialized) of his futuristic RPG, the latter even profitable at Day One thanks to pre-orders worth 8 million units … a real tour de force. By the spring of 2022, no less than 18 million copies of V’s adventures had found buyers. We briefly mentioned the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X versions… And the Next Gen in all of this?
2022: Everything comes in time …
… to those who know how to wait. Initially promised in 2021, players’ long-awaited Next Gen update finally arrives on February 15, 2022 and turns a debacle into a win (some would say a little late). For simplicity, Patch 1.5 is a real plus for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S owners. Cyberpunk 2077 is almost unrecognizable and is (finally) becoming a title worthy of the new generation of consoles. Beyond the Performance and Ray Tracing modes, certainly appreciable, it is the city of Night City that emerges strengthened and becomes before our eyes this dystopia imagined by the author Mike Pondsmith and built by the artists and technicians of CD Projekt Red. !!! Spoiler alert !!! I enjoyed walking around town and making V a legendary Edgerunner.
This sprawling, multicultural city with countless opportunities is now a street theater where thousands / millions of citizens go about their business and survive their lives. What about the series of bugs that can ruin the gaming experience? Cleaning was done. The dystopian streets of Night City have never been so “clean” and elegant. So yes, I agree, console gamers had to wait 14 months to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077 in the best conditions on PS5 and Xbox Series. Personally, I endured my problems with patience for another six months, just to make the pleasure last. Don’t we say “The longer the better”? In short, This bubbling RPG in such a rich cyberpunk universe is now living up to the hopes we’ve placed on it since its announcement in 2013. Some like to think of patience as a virtue. Cyberpunk 2077 is proof of this!