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Cyberpunk 2077: Loading times drastically reduced with free next-gen update for the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

Cyberpunk 2077 runs much better on current consoles than the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
Cyberpunk 2077 runs much better on current consoles than the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
It seems that CD Projekt Red has done a good job with its free next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077. Extensive videos show that the game loads considerably faster on current-generation consoles than it did previously. Performance and graphics improvements are evident in Patch 1.5 too.

YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits has already tested the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X versions of Cyberpunk 2077, released yesterday. The YouTube channel has also compared the native next-gen versions of the game with those that CD Projekt Red originally released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Unsurprisingly, the native games offer several advantages over their last-generation siblings.

As the videos below show, CD Projekt Red has significantly reduced loading times on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X versions of its triple-A title. Previously, it took the PlayStation 5 nearly 25 seconds to load into the PlayStation 4 version of Cyberpunk 2077, which the native edition reduces to under 12 seconds. It is a similar story with the Xbox Series X, too.

Additionally, CD Projekt Red has improved textures, draw distances and crowd densities with its Patch 1.5 and next-gen updates. Apparently, framerates are more stable as well, even on the Xbox Series S. Unfortunately, CD Projekt Red has capped the Xbox Series S to 1440p and 30 FPS; the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 handle Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K and 60 FPS.

You can read more about the game's next-gen update and Patch 1.5 in our corresponding article. Incidentally, CD Projekt Red has reduced Cyberpunk 2077 by 50% as part of a soft re-launch of sorts. The promotion should last until March 3 and is also available to PC gamers.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-16 (Update: 2022-02-16)