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Cyberpunk 2077 launched in early December to much fanfare, but that excitement and hype around the game was short-lived after scores of bugs and performance issues cropped up with the game... primarily with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It’s been a wild month for developer CD Projekt Red as it deals with the fallout from the launch (including a couple of class-action lawsuits). Given the negativity that has been surrounding the game over the past month, it should come as no surprise that prices have been steadily dropping. Prices have fallen to the point where Cyberpunk 2077 can be had for just $34.99 from both Amazon and Best Buy. We're normally not used to... Read more...
Things on the Cyberpunk 2077 front have started to settle down a bit after its highly anticipated launch was marred by dozens of bugs and performance/crashing nightmares on previous generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Things got so bad that refunds had to be issued for the game, and developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is facing multiple class action lawsuits for allegedly misleading investors. During all the Cyberpunk 2077 launch drama, CDPR affirmed that it would release two major updates to address lingering problems with the games: one in January and one in February. Well, CDPR today confirmed that the first of these updates will land within the next 10 days... Read more...
The only perspective available in Cyberpunk 2077 is first-person. CD Projekt Red opted not to make available a third person perspective, as is the default viewpoint in games like Grand Theft Auto V and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are bummed about that, we have good news—there is a mod available that will allow you to toggle between first and third person perspectives in Cyberpunk 2077 on PC. This is not a super quick mod to install, nor is it completely polished or finished, though it is relatively easy to apply. The creator of the mod, Jelle Bakker, states in no uncertain terms that this is a work in progress. However, once applied, you can switch to third-person mode if you want,... Read more...
It never fails that when a game launches, players find a way to play it in ways that the developer never intended. Whether it's perfect Marine splits against Banelings in StarCraft II or rocket jumps in Quake III Arena, the best players can execute some incredible moves perfectly. Once again, the inevitable has happened, this time in Cyberpunk 2077. It seems that speed runners have found a way to get around Night City quick like a bunny without using any vehicles in CD Projekt Red's multi-million selling smash hit.  An in-game cybernetic implant called the Kerenzikov (installable by Victor Vektor the Ripperdoc) allows players to aim and shoot while dodging and gain a 1.5 second time slowdown... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the news for a variety of reasons; most of which weren’t by any means good. Most recently, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has found itself the target of two class action lawsuits alleging that investors were misled over undisclosed [show-stopping] issues with the game prior to release. As players start wading deeper into Cyberpunk 2077's Night City, they are beginning to learn more about features that were seemingly cut in order to get the game out to the masses in a timely fashion. One of them is what looks to be an above-ground railway system that would have been accessible by players.  Redditor Sybekul was able to hop onto the tracks and... Read more...
CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is in hot water. The company has been working for the past 8 years on Cyberpunk 2077, only to release the game loaded with bugs, performance issues across all platforms, and graphics that were woefully inadequate on previous generation consoles. Besides drawing the ire of gamers who've had to put up with the shortcomings of the game at release, CDPR is also contending with flak from its investors (not to mention, an influx of refunds). CDPR is now facing multiple class action lawsuits, with one of them being brought forth on behalf of investor Andrew Trampe by the Rosen Law Firm [PDF]. It's alleged that CDPR executives willfully neglected to inform investors of... Read more...
Earlier this week, be brought you news of a rather nasty bug in Cyberpunk 2077 (to go along with dozens of nasty bugs in the game), which resulted in corrupted save game files. At the heart of the matter was a hard limit that developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) imposed on the save game file size, which was set at just 8MB. Unfortunately for gamers that crafted and collected numerous items in the game, going over this 8MB limit -- through no fault of their own -- would result in the save game becoming corrupted. Once this happened, all progress would be lost and the game would refuse to load the save file. Gamers were understandably furious about the bug, with many having lost hours of work that... Read more...
There have been smoother launches than the one for Cyberpunk 2077, the most highly anticipated game of the year. From untapped performance on AMD Ryzen processors to crummy graphics on last generation game consoles leading to refunds, Cyberpunk 2077 may have been rushed out the door a little too early. Despite the sloppy launch, however, developer CD Projekt Red has managed to sell more than 13 million copies so far. Even without the launch hiccups, that is a highly impressive figure, for what amounts to just two weeks of sales. And if you factor in the complaints and refunds, it is even more staggering, serving to underscore just how much pent up demand there was (and presumably still is) for... Read more...
Over the weekend, developer CD Projekt Red rolled out a patch (v1.05) for Cyberpunk 2077 containing a whole bunch of fixes, improvements, and tweaks. One of the fixes is supposed to address the simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) issue with AMD's Ryzen processors. However, if your Ryzen processor is still not being properly utilized, you can re-apply a rather simple HEX edit to get it firing on all cylinders again. You should also check out our Cyberpunk 2077 review, if you have not done so already, in which we discuss the game's performance and present several benchmarks to digest. We also talk about some of the glitches that hitched a ride to the game's release. As for the SMT issue, some Ryzen... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has faced its fair share of criticism ever since it launched earlier this month, and rightfully so. CD Projekt Red (CDPR) even admitted that management pushed the game out the door ahead of the holiday rush (which has resulted a litany of bugs), and that it obfuscated how the game looked and performed on previous generation consoles prior to release. That last point ensured that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers had no idea of what they were getting themselves into. The latest problem plaguing Cyberpunk 2077 has to do with save files, or more specifically, how they can become permanently corrupted. If the save file increases to larger than 8MB, it will become damaged,... Read more...
As we noted in our Cyberpunk 2077 review, the latest creation from CD Projekt Red is a really good game at its core, with an engrossing story and interesting cast of characters that draw you into their universe. And at the same time, there are bugs. Quite a few them, actually, including one that prevents the game from taking full advantage of AMD's Ryzen processors. Good news, though—that particular bug and several others have been stomped out in the latest patch. The inability to fully tap into AMD's simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) on Ryzen processors is one of the more high profile quirks of the game, which leaves untapped performance on the table on some PCs. Up until now, users have... Read more...
What was supposed to be a triumphant close of 2020 for CD Projekt Red (CDPR) is shaping up be a growing nightmare for the developer. Cyberpunk 2077 launched last week to [mostly] critical acclaim on PC platforms, but was derided for its performance, numerous bugs, crashing, and awful visuals on previous generation consoles (namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4). Given that many gamers are understandably upset about how Cyberpunk 2077 has turned out on these consoles, many are asking for refunds (after CDPR implored them to do so). Microsoft today confirmed that it is obliging those requests. "While we know the developers at CD Projekt Red have worked hard to ship Cyberpunk 2077 in... Read more...
One day after we reported on Sony's refusal offer refunds to gamers that are upset about the bugs and general unpolished nature of Cyberpunk 2077, Sony is reversing its stance. We suggested at the end of our article that Sony should make an exception and allow refunds given how upset PlayStation 4 gamers have been about the game's performance on their consoles. In a tweet posted tonight, Sony Interactive Entertainment addressed the matter head-on. In a statement, the company explained: SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund. Please... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 is the talk of the town right now (check out our Cyberpunk 2077 review to see what all the fuss is about), and it is so popular at the moment that it has even drawn a surprise cross promotion with Death Stranding, starring Norman Reedus. There is an update available for Death Stranding that adds Cyberpunk 2077 content, and it's completely free (the update, that is). It is also exclusive to PC (neener-neener boo-boo). It includes half a dozen brand new missions featuring characters and lore from the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, along with some exclusive items, and of course an all-new hacking function. If you are looking to mix things up in Death Stranding, this is how you do it, courtesy... Read more...
The refund situation over regarding Cyberpunk 2077 is starting to get a bit murkier... at least if you bought the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Earlier this week, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) addressed the controversy over poor performance, numerous bugs, and horrible graphics on previous generation consoles by telling customers that they could request a refund. "We'd would appreciate it if you would give us a chance, but if you are not pleased with the game on your console and don't want to wait for updates, you can opt to refund your copy," said CDPR in a tweet on Monday. "For copies purchased digitally, please use the refund system of PSN or Xbox respectively."... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the most hotly-anticipated titles in recent memory. Expectations were so high for this title that it's quite possible that CD Projekt Red could never live up to them. After numerous delays, however, Cyberpunk 2077 launched on December 10 to a mix of high praise and mild disappointment from many reviewers. The game is so massive, however, that we elected to take our time to really soak it in before tackling this review.  For those who are new to the franchise, Cyberpunk 2077 is based on the Cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game franchise. The second and fourth editions of Cyberpunk, known as Cyberpunk 2020 and Cyberpunk Red, are probably the most popular variants... Read more...
There's no question that Cyberpunk 2077 is an incredibly demanding game that can bring even the most well-stacked systems to its knees with the resolution and all graphics settings maxed out. But while gamers on PC (with recommended hardware), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X can at least get decent performance and visuals out the game, those with previous-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles have been subjected to an ugly, bug-filled mess of a game. With this in mind, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has been taking a lot of flak from the gaming community for Cyberpunk 2077 bugs, and how awful is looks on older consoles. Not surprisingly, CDPR co-CEO Adam Kiciński... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 is the talk of the town, and nobody should be the least bit surprised—this was, after all, one of the most anticipated games of the year. it was also a long time coming with numerous delays. Unfortunately, bugs still managed to hitch a ride, as they always seem to do (especially on higher profile games). CD Projekt Red will undoubtedly keep the patches coming, but in the short term, users are taking matters into their own hands with performance tweaks of their own. We have seen this already with a HEX edit that, with a simple change of a small piece of code, can compel Cyberpunk 2077 to take advantage of AMD's simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) support on Ryzen processors.... Read more...
By now you are probably aware that there is a quirk in Cyberpunk 2077 that prevents it from taking full advantage of certain AMD Ryzen CPUs, by not properly leveraging simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) support, for whatever reason. As we wrote about over the weekend, there is a fix involving a simple change made with a simple HEX editor utility. Or you can try out a new mod, which has certain advantages over the HEX editing route. The mod is supposed to address multiple performance issues, including the SMT situation on Ryzen processors, as well as "minor performance fixes." In addition, it will still work when the game is updated by CD Projekt Red. If you use a HEX editor to tweak the Cyberpunk... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 may have been one of the most highly anticipated games of 2020 (if not, the most anticipated), but last week's launch was marred by a slew of bugs and performance issues across PC and console platforms. The platforms that were hardest hit, however, were the original Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which don't really have the horsepower to play Cyberpunk 2077 in its full glory. Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has heard your complaints, and is going beyond its original promise to patch the hell out of the game to make it playable and actually enjoyable for the gaming masses. It posted a tweet early this morning indicating that players can now ask... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077 has been a blockbuster release in the gaming world, representing the culmination of 8 years of intense development. Developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) had its hands full during the development process, covering 9 versions of the game across PC, console, and Google Stadia streaming platforms. Needless to say, there were bugs during the game's launch this week... lots of bugs. As a result, CDPR has pushed out Hotfix 1.04 to address many of these lingering problems. One of the biggest "fixes" in this release isn't a bug per se, but will help bring some relief to people prone to epileptic seizures. There were many complaints that the flashing red and white lights during... Read more...
In case you've been living under a rock, CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 launched on Thursday, and the game has been a massive success for the game studio. That should come as no surprise, at least based on Steam's active Cyberpunk players. Those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg, however, as Steam doesn't account for the masses who bought the game direct from CD Projekt, on GOG, or picked up Cyberpunk on the last-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  However, reviews have been kind of mixed and the game has experienced some hilarious, game-breaking bugs that sap the immersive feeling of Night City and on occasion completely halt progress in certain missions. The game has garnered... Read more...
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