Cyberpunk 2077: Frequent crashes, low-res textures, and tree glitch on the base PS4 persist after massive Day-1 patch

Cyberpunk 2077: Frequent crashes, low-res textures, and tree glitch on the base PS4 persist after massive Day-1 patch

Cyberpunk 2077 is possibly one of the biggest releases of the last couple of decades and has many expectations set on it.

Cyberpunk 2077 is finally coming out tomorrow, December 10, after several delays. The first teaser was revealed back in 2012. That's right, eight years ago! Then, a year later, there was a short teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 that got fans interested in the game. Then, about two years ago at E3 2018, the game was showcased for the first time and ever since then, fans have been waiting eagerly.

Releasing a massive and ambitious game as Cyberpunk 2077 can be a monumental task, and CD Projekt Red has had a tough time with the game's development.

Now, the game will finally be releasing tomorrow and reviewers have got their hands on it, and will Cyberpunk 2077 has received overall positive reviews, there are some things you should know before you purchase, if you haven't already pre-ordered it.

Cyberpunk 2077 global release dates, unlock timings

Developed by Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red that gained traction with the Witcher franchise – particularly Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Cyberpunk 2077 will be released globally on December 10 or December 9, depending on the region.

North America will get access to the game on December 9, starting with Los Angeles at 4pm PST (5:30am IST), followed by Mexico City at 6pm CST (5:30am IST), and New York at 7pm EST (8pm IST). South America will get access to the game on December 9 starting 7pm COT (5:30am IST). Europe and Western Asia will get to play Cyberpunk 2077 from December 10 starting 12am GMT (9:30am IST) with Dubai getting access to it at 4am GST (5:30am). In India, the game will unlock on December 10 at around 5am, according to Steam.

Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. It will also be playable on the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S as well. Having to fine tune the game for all these platforms is what caused the latest delay in the game's release.

After spending years in development, the game was finally set for a Summer release date in 2020, which was delayed multiple times and was finally released on December 10th.

The game has had decently favorable reviews from major publications across the board, with many praising its ambitious gameplay and inventive storytelling.

However, many players have taken to social media to point out the various performance issues that are apparent on now last-gen consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One.

Cyberpunk 2077 size, PC requirements, price On PC, the game will take up 70 GB of disk space and on the PS5/ PS4, the download size is over 100GB. On Xbox, the game takes up under 60GB but as shared by Twitter user Dreamcast Guy, there is a 43 GB Day One patch for the game. CD Projekt Red shared PC requirements for the game last month for running it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolution.

Many players have taken to social media to express concern over their consoles for less than optimal performance. Seeing most viewers of console gaming as likely to play on PS4 or Xbox One, Cyberpunk 2077's performance issues are a major concern.

Reports of low-res textures, pop-ins, and glitches are rampant across the internet, and the base PS4, in particular, has been suffering through a lot of these issues. Amid graphics and performance issues, Cyberpunk 2077 also seems to be crashing quite often, which is a major cause for concern.

Seeing as CDPR released an absolutely massive 43GB Day-1 patch, most assumed that the issues had been put to rest ahead of launch. However, it seems like a lot of issues have persisted despite the patch.

It seems like the base PS4 has taken the biggest hit in terms of performance issues with Cyberpunk 2077. Fans can only hope for CDPR to take note of these issues and hopefully deliver a fix sometime soon.

Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (minimum)
Resolution: 1080p
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K/ AMD FX-8310
GPU: GTX 780/ Radeon RX 470
Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ultra)
Resolution: 2160p
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: RTX 2080S/ RTX 3070/ Radeon RX 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ray tracing on, minimum)
Resolution: 1080p
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790/ AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
GPU: RTX 2060
Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements (ray tracing on, ultra)
Resolution: 2160p
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: RTX 3080
On Steam, the game is priced at Rs. 2,999 while the Xbox version is priced at Rs. 3,490. The PlayStation version of Cyberpunk 2077 costs Rs. 3,499.

Cyberpunk 2077 reviews and bugs

CD Projekt Red lifted the review embargo on Monday night and aggregators like Open Critic and Metacritic gave it a 92 out of 100 average score and 91 out of 100, respectively. The PC reviews are mostly positive but the game has numerous bugs of varied severity. The game has been referred to with all sorts of adjectives like “fantastic,” “beautiful and dazzling,” “open-world masterpiece,” and more. But, the reviewers have also noted bugs like scripting issues that impact NPC, enemies may see through walls, reloading the game doesn't accurately restore game state, floating weapons, sound mixing bugs, and more, as noted by Windows Central. You can check out our complete review roundup for Cyberpunk 2077 here.

Thankfully, CD Projekt Red's Fabian Mario Döhla tweeted that the company is aware of the bugs and “a bunch of issues reviewers encountered (and reported) have been fixed already, some more are part of the update.” This comes as good news for players who have purchased the game and those who are waiting for it to be fixed.

Additionally, the developers have announced they are working on adding a separate epilepsy warning in the game, besides the one already present in the EULA. They also stated that the team is looking into a more permanent solution and it will be implemented as soon as possible.

There is also a ‘streamer mode' in the game that disables copyright music when turned on so that gamers who are streaming Cyberpunk 2077 will not have to worry about copyright strikes for playing music that is owned by someone else.