Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS
News video games 25 June 2021, 11:37

Here's Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 After Patch 1.23

Digital Foundry prepared a comparative footage of the different versions of Cyberpunk 2077 from different PlayStation consoles. The video shows how patch 1.23 has improved the game.

  1. PS4: improved stability, game runs mostly at 30fps with some drops, still lots of bugs;
  2. PS4 Pro: game runs mostly stable 30fps, occasional dops, bugs still present;
  3. PS5: game reaches a fairly stable 60 fps with occasional drops, bugs are present but not as annoying.

Cyberpunk 2077 has triumphantly returned to PlayStation store, with CD Projekt RED announcing another small success in fixing its last year's bestseller. Meanwhile, Sony warns that the base PS4 version is still "not a recommended option". Will Cyberpunk 2077 actually continue to have problems on the 2013 console? Digital Foundry has taken a look at this in its latest material comparing the game's current condition on Sony's various consoles.

Let's start with the ill-fated PS4. This edition of the game has the longest way to go before it transforms from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. Or has it already? Not really. When it comes to stability, you have to give it to Reds, that patch 1.23 did its job and the game definitely maintains stable 30 fps more often. In comparison to version 1.20 the quality jump is significant. Naturally, fps count still drops in crowded areas or during particularly spectacular shootouts, but the drops are less frequent and smaller. There is still the problem of bugs, which are being eliminated on an ongoing basis, but the game is still full of them, especially glitches associated with delayed texture loading of various objects. Sudden appearance of entire buildings or NPCs is also present. But, which is probably the most important, the game is definitely playable.

The PS4 Pro version performed better before, but patch 1.23 also contributed to improved stability. 30 frames is pretty much a standard now - occasional drops occur, but they are less frequent and less painful than in the basic PS4. Bugs are still present, but as with all versions, they are regularly fixed.

Finally, it remains to be described whether patch 1.23 brings us a little closer to the next-gen experience on PS5 (despite the use of backwards compatibility). The differences here aren't that significant, as the last update focused more on improving the last-gen console version. The PS5 manages to maintain a smooth 60fps most of the time, with occasional drops during more challenging moments. Despite the glitches still being present, it's still the most suitable Sony console for playing Cyberpunk 2077. And it can only get better, because both PS5 and Xbox Series X will receive their dedicated versions in the second half of the year. Perhaps then, owners of the next-gen will get their hands on the most polished versions of the game.

Michal Ciezadlik

Michal Ciezadlik

Joined in December 2020 and has remained loyal to the Newsroom ever since, although he also collaborated with Friendly Fire, where he covered TikTok. A semi-professional musician, whose interest began already in childhood. He is studying journalism and took his first steps in radio, but didn't stay there for long. Prefers multiplayer; he has spent over 1100 hours in CS:GO and probably twice as much in League of Legends. Nevertheless, won't decline a good, single-player game either.