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Day One Cyberpunk 2077 console update will make it “a different game,” says CDPR

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The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 is only two days away from its official release date and already early reviews for the game are rolling in with the general consensus that CD Projekt Red’s futuristic, open world, action RPG should live up to all the hype — if you can deal with all the bugs that is.

Bugs, especially with a game as big as Cyberpunk 2077 are a nearly unavoidable burden, as CDPR head Adam Kicinski recently admitted, but according to CDPR, an upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 console update (ostensibly version 1.02 on the PS4 and version on Xbox consoles) should remedy many of the vexing bugs plaguing the version of the game which early access reviewers were given. (Bugs which some reviewers described as “floating weapons, missing vehicles and random stuck menu bars,” among other problems.)

When asked if early access reviews of Cyberpunk 2077 were being played with the Day One Cyberpunk 2077 console update version, CDPR’s Fabian Mario Döhla explained on Twitter, “They are not – a bunch of issues reviewers encountered (and reported) have been fixed already, some more are part of the update.” Döhla also stated that Cyberpunk 2077 is “a different game with the console update,” presumably in reference to the Day One update.

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CDPR head Adam Kicinski’s prior statements reinforced the notion that the early reviewers were not playing the day one Cyberpunk 2077 console update version which would ameliorate some of the early version’s most glaring bugs.

“So, in terms of bugs, we are all aware of them. Of course, such a big [game] can’t be just bug free,” Kicinski explained. “That’s the kind of obvious, but we believe that the level will be as low as to let gamers not see them. And fortunately, some bugs extended previous were caused by some general — I would say general features and many of them are already fixed. So, what gamers will get will be different from what — and what we viewers will get in this final review is it’s better than what previewers, got.”

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The Cyberpunk 2077 console update should be available upon the game’s release on December 10th for all console editions of the game. Cyberpunk 2077, whose massive in-game world is expected to be twice as big as that of GTA 5, is available for pre-release download on all platforms as of this writing. Because of its massiveness, early reports have the PS4 pre-release download size to be over 104 GB, so make sure you have enough space available if you want to download the game early.

What are your thoughts on the day one Cyberpunk 2077 console update making it a whole “different game” than the one early reviewers had? Let us know in the comments.



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