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Rumour: Cyberpunk 2077 delayed because of “extremely unsatisfactory” performance on base Xbox One

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Earlier this year, Cyberpunk 2077, the next RPG for the folks who brought us The Witcher games, was delayed. The developer moved the much-anticipated game from April 16th to September 17th.

“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done,” the developer tweeted. “Night City is massive – full of stories, content, and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, finishing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for the generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”

Now there’s a new rumour saying that the game was delayed because of the current generation consoles. Specifically, the game is apparently not running to scratch on the base Xbox One, and it’s that version that’s holding the game’s release back. This unsourced, unverifiable information comes courtesy of Polish insider Borys Niespielak, who has a reputation within the Polish gaming community for insider information. Speaking on a podcast, Niespielakis reported having heard that if the Xbox One performance issues weren’t sorted by January, the game would have to be delayed.

He’s also apparently said that the base Xbox One version’s performance is “extremely unsatisfactory.” This isn’t particularly surprising. When we first got a glimpse of the game running at E3 and Gamescom, we immediately thought it would be released on next-gen systems. It seems to be beyond the capabilities of the base versions of the current consoles.

While this doesn’t change anything this gen, that new games are possibly holding back releases doesn’t bode well for Xbox’s plan to have all games for the next two years work across the entire family of Xbox devices.

Last Updated: January 22, 2020

34 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 22, 2020 at 14:07

    So it’s performance is xbonentially worse.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 22, 2020 at 14:07

      *chef’s kiss*

      Reply

    • Pariah

      January 22, 2020 at 14:37

      All the good puns out today.

      Except Kaasie. As usual. 😛

      Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      January 22, 2020 at 14:43

      Guess who’s winning comment of the week

      Reply

    • G8crasha

      January 22, 2020 at 14:43

      Hats off to you good sir.

      Reply

  2. MaSeKind

    January 22, 2020 at 14:07

    Damn peasants! Now we all need to suffer

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      January 22, 2020 at 15:27

      They said Xbox. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with the PS!

      Reply

      • MaSeKind

        January 22, 2020 at 15:45

        True, maybe they should just release it for the Pees until they can sort out the Xbone.
        Or just make it an PC exclusive till September. Show those bloody peasants what it feels like!

        Reply

        • Original Heretic

          January 22, 2020 at 16:43

          You’re complaining about delayed PC releases?
          So…as a PC gamer, you have better performance, better graphics, more gaming options and many other mores….but you still find something to complain about.
          Ha! Gotta love human nature.

          Reply

          • MaSeKind

            January 22, 2020 at 16:48

            Oh you don’t want to hear me complaining.
            This is just me expressing mild inconvenience in a jokingly manner

  3. Raptor Rants

    January 22, 2020 at 14:13

    New Meme generating….

    But can it run Cyberpunk?

    Reply

  4. Llama In The Rift

    January 22, 2020 at 14:43

    So a downgrade might be needed for the Xbone *Laugh’s in PC*

    Reply

    • Pariah

      January 22, 2020 at 14:43

      *cries in cost of GTX 2080*

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        January 22, 2020 at 14:49

        This perceived thing *Waves hands around* that you need a super high end card to enjoy games on PC is ludicrous.

        It’s really PC gamer’s faults for bragging, but low-mid levels work perfectly fine and don’t cost an arm and a leg.

        Reply

        • Pariah

          January 22, 2020 at 15:03

          Nah, lol. I have a 1060 and it’ll do me fine for a couple more years at least. Just like to play on the elitism shown in the PC Master Race thing. 😛

          Reply

          • Dresden

            January 22, 2020 at 15:15

            3GB or 6 GB?

          • Raptor Rants

            January 22, 2020 at 15:16

            Oooh oooh ooh. I got the 3GB version. It works like a charm. I run almost everything on high 🙂 The 1060 is what the 560ti’s were back in the day. Just a super amazing solid card.

            Pitty the 2000 and 1600 series were such blunders price wise vs AMD. But I am glad to see AMD starting to stir the pot a bit with competition.

          • Dresden

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            Asking because I also have the 3GB one. I’m also enjoying it, but I’m worried it won’t be strong enough for Cyberpunk 2077.

          • Pariah

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            I don’t know why, but for some reason Disqus won’t let me reply to your other comment. I got the 6GB one.

          • Raptor Rants

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            I think what will hold the 1060 3GB back on Cyberpunk will be texture resolution with the VRAM limitations. You’ll probably run the game on high but on medium textures to conserve that VRAM. But I may be completely wrong.

          • Dresden

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            We’ll have to see when the recommended requirements come out. Hope it holds though, would hate to buy a new card now.

          • Pariah

            January 22, 2020 at 15:15

            6GB, there wasn’t too much difference in cost so I just paid the extra.

          • Pariah

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            Well apparently my reply to this needed to be approved and then got rejected or something? Weird.

            6GB, because the price wasn’t too much more so I just paid the extra.

          • Raptor Rants

            January 22, 2020 at 15:16

            Lol.

            And here’s an example of what I mean. Now this is kind of a quick throw together 0 research done “theory build”

            But this thing should happily do 1080p gaming on medium (and in some cases even high) without freaking out. You aren’t going to be breaking benchmarks but you are going to be gaming.

            Oh and I’ve used an overpriced Vidja card for this catagory of performance because Evetech is all out of the AMD cards for this bracket currently. So you could save a little on the GPU or even get a better performing AMD for that price.

            And yes it’s almost R8000, but it’s not single purpose machine. PC’s are used for far more than just gaming so if someone is using their PC for gaming and for other things unrelated to gaming then there’s value being obtained over getting a console because consoles are pretty much there for a single purpose only.

            Soooooo in short, it depends on what value you want to get from tech and the argument over consoles are better than PC or PC is better than consoles is silly because people assign their own value to things.

            Personally I would much rather spend extra money on a PC knowing it’s going to do so much more than just be used for gaming and maybe netflix.

            PS: Yes I know I haven’t included a screen, but the argument here is that for both console and PC you would need a screen of some form and would have to spend that money. And you can’t argue that you already have a TV because PC can also connect to a TV.

            PPS: I did miss the peripherals, but when budget spending you are going to budget peripheral and so you are looking at another R200 for a peripheral combo.

            Ok /rant
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ad6abc2178d0752c42cae0fcb288b92e3cb32c7b847bf42097ccc2082118b0b.png

          • Pariah

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            Yeah I mean, I paid I think R12k for my box in 2013, and then another R6k for my 1060 2 years ago. And it has a few years of life left in it. That’s not bad for a machine that I got before the current gen of consoles and will last into the next one.

          • Dresden

            January 22, 2020 at 15:27

            Totally agree with you. I bought an upgrade kit from Evetech last year for R5500.
            It was for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and a fantastic motherboard (it recently won an award for gaming IIRC) plus 8gb RAM obviously.

            Plus you get two of the latest games for free on Epic, currently that’s Outerworlds and BL3. So much value!!!

  5. Jason

    January 22, 2020 at 15:54

    They should have released it on PS5/XSX rather

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  6. Mark Treloar

    January 22, 2020 at 14:25

    So I was half right. Consoles are to blame

    Reply

  7. Raptor Rants

    January 22, 2020 at 14:25

    Is this a sign of things to come for consoles? Where consoles become redundant faster than ever before due to their revision releases being such big step ups in performance and games being made for whatever the latest performance revision is out there while leaving the older ones in the dust?

    Reply

  8. John Assounga

    January 23, 2020 at 13:41

    This is what worries me about the Xbox strategy of having games run in the OG Xbone….

    No matter how you cut it, that console will hold back gameplay and graphics innovation. It’s not Bout graphics either, I remember reading somewhere that flight in HZD was planned but scrapped due to technical limitations of the OG PS4…. I wonder how many high level concepts and ideas will be left on the cutting room floor simply because developers know that they it won’t work on the oldest console

    Reply

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