It is a little over three months since the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Project Red’s long awaited open world play starring Keanu Reeves. During this time, the Polish studio has released some updates for the game, including two major ones. The update from March 1.2 aims at everything from police AI, to small but funny overviews, such as typos. The list of corrections is long. But based on what many Twitch streamers and YouTubers share post-patch, it seems Cyberpunk 2077 still looks rough.
Right now, most of the best Twitch clips in the game come from streamer Vinesaus̵
Driving generally seems to have been hit or missed. In a YouTube video uploaded by Kevduit, the player throws a grenade into the distance, causing each NPC to exit the car in unison. Then he looks away for a broken second, and each of these people disappears into thin air. These are just a few hitches highlighted in the nearly four minute long video.
The same footage also shows that the police are not quite at the level yet – sometimes they kill the player immediately, sometimes they give up in the middle of the hunt, and other times they completely ignore crimes that happen right in front of them. Similarly, other clips currently floating around the game do not paint in a very positive light. Simple things, like aiming down sights, still do not work properly according to players trying the patch.
In places like Reddit and Twitter, it is reported that the game loads more slowly than before, although the performance seems to vary depending on the platform. So far, however, some are asking if it’s worth returning to a game that can still be considered broken, or if they should just get a refund. As of this writing, Cyberpunk 2077 is still not available on PlayStation Store after it was removed in late 2020.
In January, CD Projekt Red published a roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077, which specifically numbered two notes for the game. While the troubled RPG will continue to receive unspecified customizations and repairs throughout the year, based on the roadmap, the developer will also begin to swing toward developing free DLC and next-generation upgrades. Hopefully the coming changes do more than put a patch on the experience, which to date has sold millions of copies despite controversy.
Correction: An earlier version of this story goes wrong how long ago Cyberpunk 2077 was released.