By now anyone who’s had internet access for at least the last month should surely have heard or seen it somewhere: Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was a bit of a mess. CD Project Red’s long-awaited and massively hyped open-world, action-adventure game released after eight years of development and several delays, crawling with bugs and plagued with performance issues. Things were so bad that Sony even pulled the game Playstation store to prevent consumers from buying the game in its bedraggled state.
CDPR has already taken some baby steps towards fixing Cyberpunk 2077 in the form of a few hotfixes released this past month, and the company has now released the game’s first real patch. The 1.1 patch, which also “lays the groundwork” for any subsequent patches according to an official CD Project Red tweet. It’ll apparently look at addressing general game stability, bugs found in several quests, bugs found throughout the open world, issues with the UI, texture plights, some console-specific fixes, and more miscellaneous tweaks and corrections. The full patch notes are available on the Cyberpunk 2077 website.
Patch 1.1 is out on PC, consoles and Stadia!
In this update, which lays the groundwork for the upcoming patches, we focused on various stability improvements and bugfixes.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 22, 2021
The patch is between 6-9GB on Steam, and around 16GB on consoles. So it’s not massive like the 40+ GB day one patch, but it’s hefty. Players with slower internet speeds will have to wait a bit before they can jump back into Night City (provided they haven’t given up on it entirely already).
CD Project Red has also announced that another, “more significant” patch will arrive within the next few weeks, and has asked gamers to expect various other patches on a regular basis. There may be hope yet for Cyberpunk 2077. We’ve seen in the past that games can make significant comebacks from seemingly un-salvageable launches. Take No Man’s Sky for example. If you haven’t dubbed the game a lost cause yet, consider toughing it out a little longer. Your patience may be rewarded with a great RPG from a talented company, sans bugs and crashes.
(Source: The Verge)