The long-awaited PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are out now. CD Projekt Red planned to release the updates last year, but delayed them until early 2022. Those who own the game on PS4 and Xbox One will receive a free update to the respective current-gen version.
Players can expect faster loading, dynamic scaling, and other visual and technical upgrades. The PS5 version takes advantage of the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback, built-in speaker and adaptive trigger functions, as well as activity cards and 3D audio.
There are performance and ray tracing modes on PS5 and Xbox Series X. In performance mode, the game will run at 4K at 60 frames per second with occasional small drops in frame rate. You’ll also get mid/half resolution SSR (Screen Space Reflection) quality. With ray tracing enabled, the frame rate will drop to 30 fps with SSR quality in high/half resolution. On Xbox Series S, the game will run at 1440p at 30fps.
Current-gen editions arrive 14 months later Cyberpunk 2077tumultuous debut. There were widespread reports of the game running poorly on PS4 and Xbox One at first, so much so that Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. Sony and Microsoft offered refunds to any player who wanted them. The game was out of Sony’s digital store for six months until CDPR got it into shape with a list of bug fixes. We expect things to go much more smoothly for PS5 and Series X/S gamers.
Along with current-gen versions, patch 1.5 includes updates for all platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. The perks system has been revised. Perk points have not been assigned, so players can renew their build based on new skill trees.
Enemies are smarter and it’s easier to find cover. Crowds are more responsive to aggressive actions you take – some spectators may even attack you if threatened – although these changes don’t apply to PS4 or Xbox One.
The handling must also be better, with better braking and suspension, and all the bikes will have shiny wheel wells players can call. Completing missions will mean more money in your pocket and cars won’t cost as much. There are new weapons and attachments to check out too (though I’m not sure they can hit Night City with a sword).
CDPR is adding more character customization options, including a wider variety of makeup looks. Additionally, players will finally be able to change the appearance of their version of V mid-game. You will be able to rent apartments (or residences) in other parts of the city and also change the look of your living space.
There is much more happening in this patch, including adjustments to relationships, the cashout system and the economy; an option to walk slowly; and more poses for Johnny Silverhand. There is Spanish voiceover support in the Americas, but only on current-gen consoles. CDPR is leaving some changes for players to discover on their own.
The patch is around 50GB on Xbox, PS4, and PC (Stadia players won’t need to download it, of course). PS5 owners will need to download the new version manually from the PlayStation Store and will be able to download one of your save files.
Newcomers will be able to check out a pretty meaty part of the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S without paying anything, as there’s a five-hour trial available. Your progress will carry over to the full game. Cyberpunk 2077 is currently 50% off on PlayStation Store, Xbox Store and GOG.
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