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The PlayStation 4 Pro remains the go-to last generation console for Cyberpunk 2077 even with Patch 1.2

Patch 1.2 has made improvements on last-generation consoles, but CDPR has a long way to go with fixes and optimisations. (Image source: CDPR)
Patch 1.2 has made improvements on last-generation consoles, but CDPR has a long way to go with fixes and optimisations. (Image source: CDPR)
Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly being dissected, but it seems to improve the game less on last-generation consoles than people had anticipated. In fact, most of the improvements are only noticeable on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and that continues to have its problems with playing the game properly.

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Patch 1.2 is the largest update yet for Cyberpunk 2077, with CDPR having bundled over 30 GB of fixes for consoles and PC. It will take time to fully unpack the changes that CDPR has made with Patch 1.2, but Digital Foundry has analysed the effect the patch has had on last-generation consoles.

Cyberpunk 2077 remains delisted on the PlayStation Network and was borderline unplayable on base consoles. According to Digital Foundry's findings, Patch 1.2 makes Cyberpunk 2077 a more enjoyable experience on the PlayStation 4 Pro. In short, Patch 1.2 adds a few FPS and makes the game run more stably, for the most part. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 still crashes on the PlayStation 4 Pro, as the video below shows.

However, it seems that performance on the PlayStation 4 Pro has improved because the console does not always load in every asset. Hence, textures frequently pop in on the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game. By contrast, the Xbox One X continues to load in all assets, which hurts its performance relative to the PlayStation 4 Pro. For example, aiming with a gun causes huge FPS drops, which most players will frequently do throughout the game.

Patch 1.2 does not seem to address any of the ongoing issues for the base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, we would still recommend giving Cyberpunk 2077 a miss on these consoles for the foreseeable.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-04- 7 (Update: 2021-04- 7)