Cyberpunk 2077 Apparently Runs Well on Last-Gen Consoles

Cyberpunk 2077 Apparently Runs Well on Last-Gen Consoles

Last-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 have apparently exceeded performance expectations according to a CDPR CEO

The last delay for Cyberpunk 2077 was because the game’s last-gen versions on the PS4 and Xbox One needed more work. That shouldn’t be too surprising; when the game was revealed in 2018 many wondered if either console could handle such a detailed world. But as last week’s footage of the game from both the PS4 and Xbox One show, it doesn’t just run well on these consoles, it manages to look good too. According to CD Projekt Red joint-CEO Adam Kicinski, this performance didn’t just meet expectations but was somewhat of a surprise.

Speaking during a conference call, and transcribed by Seeking Alpha, Kicinski answered a question regarding the game’s performance on these consoles. “Of course,” said Kicinski, “a bit lower than on pros, but surprisingly good, I would say for such a huge world. So, bit lower, but very good.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cyberpunk 2077 will run better on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro than on the last-gen console’s original versions, but if that difference isn’t huge, it could mean a world of difference to those that haven’t nabbed next-gen consoles yet.

Kicinski chalked this surprising performance up to the period of time afforded to the game’s development team by the last delay. “I mean, we had those extra three weeks and we achieved a lot by — within this final stretch,” said Kicinski. “So, we believe that the game is performing great on every platform.” Say what you will about the numerous delays for Cyberpunk 2077, but they’ve apparently paid off for its last-gen versions.

Cyberpunk 2077 is officially releasing on December 10, a firm date that CD Projekt Red doesn’t seem intent on moving, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and the Xbox Series X | S.