Full next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 aren’t due out until next year, but the game’s developer has said the last-gen console releases will run better on the newest systems.
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However, analysis of both Xbox One and PS4 versions running via backwards compatibility suggests that only Xbox Series X offers the option to choose between a higher resolution or smoother framerate on day one.
The PS4 version of Cyberpunk appears to default to 60fps on PlayStation 5, but there’s seemingly no option to sacrifice frame rate for a higher resolution like on Xbox’s next-gen console.
It’s not clear if this feature is intentionally missing or due to be added later. VGC is awaiting comment from CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk’s seeming lack of PS5 performance options could be due to an issue with the way the console handles backwards compatibility.
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Rocket League developer Psyonix explained in a statement issued to Eurogamer: “Enabling 120hz on Xbox Series X|S is a minor patch, but enabling it on PS5 requires a full native port due to how backwards compatibility is implemented on the console, and unfortunately wasn’t possible due to our focus elsewhere.”
On Tuesday, VGC published the first retail Cyberpunk 2077 images showing how the much-anticipated open-world game compares on consoles to a high-end PC.
The game currently has a 91 Metascore on review aggregation site Metacritic, based on 46 PC reviews.
Cyberpunk 2077 will initially be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility, with a “proper, full-blown next-gen version” planned for release next year.