CDPR: Cyberpunk 2077 Is a “Next-Gen” Game That Is Facing “Unique Challenges” For Current-Gen

CD Projekt Red has commented on the status of Cyberpunk 2077 development for PS4 and Xbox One, calling it a next-generation game.

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RaidenBlack33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

I think I read initially on DSOGaming, Edit:
“This situation is different compared to previous changes to the deadline. The game for PC is ready and plays well on next-gen consoles and the company is finalizing the process concerning current-gen consoles.”
The main reason behind this latest delay is due to the game’s current-gen version.

medman33d ago

Yeah, that's great, but Cyberpunk was always planned for the current gen, so nothing has changed. It's not like halfway through development the decision was made to also bring it to ps4 and xbox one. Development for those consoles was always going to be hellishly difficult. But the numbers of gamers who own those systems make them a necessity for earning profits. I'm patient, I can wait. I'm waiting to play Cyberpunk and will do so when the fully optimized for ps5 and series x version is available.

TheRealTedCruz33d ago

I'm sure a game of this scope, with next gen in mind, that the base systems, at least, were hard to design around.

I'm playing on PC either way.

RazzerRedux33d ago

Yep. Same here. Glad to see the PC version is ready to go. Wish they would go ahead and let us have it instead of making us wait for console.

TheRealTedCruz33d ago

Same; but I'm also deep into Disco Elysium and Greedfall, so I can accept it being pushed off for a little longer.

RazzerRedux33d ago

True....not like there is a shortage of games. I'm diving into Watch Dogs: Legion today with Ubisoft+. So the delay may allow me to fit in AC: Valhalla in a month's time and save some cash. I'd push both of those back for Cyberpunk 2077 without hesitation.

I really enjoyed Greedfall. Felt like a Bioware game

TheRealTedCruz33d ago

Pretty much. I bought Greedfall at launch, but never finished it.
It does feel like an early 2000s Bioware release, which is a good thing in my taste.

Kind of like a combination of the mechanics/design of both Jade Empire meets Kotor, and dipped into a Victorian aesthetic.
I've been a fan of Spiders, but this is easily their best game by a good margin.

JeffGUNZ33d ago

Comment back if you remember and let me know what you think of legions, on the fence of getting it now that this shit is delayed again.

Atom66633d ago

Just hopping in to join the Greedfall praise.

Despite its lack of polish in some areas, it was such a fun experience. The story kept me interested even if it is a bit predictable, but the combat was just so satisfying.

Hoping Spider continues to grow.

I'm planning on going with Valhalla next too. Then I'll probably buy up a bunch of deals on Black Friday and Steam Winter sale to add to the backlog.

So I'm cool waiting for a good while on 2077. I'm torn on when to upgrade my PC and when to upgrade consoles anyway. So I might just ride out the craziness for a while, and hopefully have a fully patched and optimized 2077 waiting for me next year.

andron33d ago

I think many already thought this would struggle on current gen anyway, so not surprised. Was going to wait to buy it until I got a PS5 anyway.

SyntheticForm33d ago

Everyone I know who's buying this game either wants to play it on PC or next-gen consoles. Absolutely everyone. I'll be playing it on PS5.

wwinterj33d ago

Been as the current gen version gets a free upgrade to the PS5 version I'm fine with buying the PS4 version and then replaying the game once I get a PS5. If the best version of most games bothered me I'd be gaming on PC long before now.

Relientk7733d ago

I'll just wait for the PS5 version. Maybe by then there will be tons of new content anyway or free DLC

NealGamby33d ago

Same. I cancelled my PS4 version last week on Amazon. Which broke my heart because it was only $49.00. But, I'd rather pay more and not have to worry about playing an inferior version first, then downloading a PS5 patch.

Bobertt33d ago

Didn't they say it would be a free upgrade? It would be cheaper to buy it for $50 now and wait for them to release the next gen update instead of paying $70 later.

NealGamby33d ago

You're not getting it. I wouldnt be able to wait. If I bought the PS4 version, I was playing that bad boy. Now, I won't .

Bender650233d ago

How the hell CD Project are getting this to run at all on base PS4, let alone the embarassing base Xbox, is beyond me. Give it up already. Make it next gen only!

TheRealTedCruz33d ago

Something tells me CDPR wouldn't exactly want to discard a market of 170 million potential customers, in favor of a fraction of that, just to push a bit more fidelity in their game.

Bender650233d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Of course, I agree. It was just a throw away comment based on my own wishes. No way they are going to disregard so many potential purchases.

maelstromb33d ago

I mean, I get what you're saying b/c it would inevitably sell more next-gen consoles over time (no doubt), BUT... they be leaving all others out in the cold who have current-gen consoles and aren't ready to take the leap/investment for various reasons. Although, I've gotta say how surprised I have been with the fidelity they have been able to squeeze out of say the PS4 hardware with examples like God of War, TLoU2, FFVII Remake, and Ghosts of Tsushima to name a few recent and astoundingly gorgeous titles. So yeah, they may not be able to get much more than 30fps, but I think that's the balance to achieve some of the graphical fidelity.

wwinterj33d ago

What a stupid comment. Most folk will have current gen consoles and that's why this game is current gen too.

Sirk7x32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Loss of too many potential sales with the install base of PS4/Xbox One. That's why most games are going to be cross-gen for a couple of years. No way to recoup development and marketing costs and make a decent profit otherwise, until PS5 and Series X hit high sales marks.

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