The following article will contain content that is NSFW. Please don’t read too far in if you’re in a place where you’d rather not be seen looking at a couple video game penises.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out today, and y’all, it seems like the game is an absolute mess on consoles. Since the game launched this morning, several people playing the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been reporting issues of major framerate hitches, collision detection issues, AI just not reacting to the situation as it seemingly should, or weird shit like this characters just vibing through the environment like there’s nothing in their way.
Jackie is done. pic.twitter.com/WFoa4nPjdR
— Ben Bayliss (@Ben_Bayliss) December 10, 2020
Imagine defending this. Cyberpunk 2077 is a terrible game. Base PS4 footage. pic.twitter.com/uHTmMACi3R
— Michael Does Life (@MichaelDoesLife) December 9, 2020
Even Fanbyte’s own Nicholas Grayson saw his fair share of them on stream last night.
no one made them put this video game out pic.twitter.com/17nZg5MHuj
— st. nicholas grayson (@godsewa) December 10, 2020
On the surface, this isn’t a huge surprise, as several reviews noted the game was a bit of a buggy mess, including GameSpot, where reviewer Kallie Plagge noted that she’d experienced more technical issues with Cyberpunk 2077 than she had with any other game in recent memory.
It also bears a mention: Cyberpunk 2077 is phenomenally buggy,” she wrote. “I played a pre-release build that was updated during the review period, and there’s a day-one patch planned as well, but the scale of technical issues is too large to reasonably expect immediate fixes. I encountered some kind of bug on every mission I went on, from more common, funnier ones like characters randomly T-posing to several complete crashes. I didn’t notice much of an improvement after the update, either. In a very late-game, very important fight, the game froze on me–twice. I ended up taking a break out of frustration before attempting, and finally succeeding, the third time.’
Digging a little deeper, however, the entire situation gets worse, as reviewers who had early access to the game were explicitly given PC codes, so no one knew just how this game was going to run on consoles and was able to include those impressions in their reviews. Eventually, reviewers got code on consoles, and according to some reports, the game runs decently enough on next-gen hardware like the PlayStation 5, but the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems was widely unknown going into launch. While some might be eager to jump to the game’s defense and say people shouldn’t have expected better on seven-year-old hardware, the game is still being put out on those systems, and a vast majority of people playing it on consoles won’t be playing it on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S because those are near impossible to find right now.
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But folks, we gotta talk about one glitch in particular that has been living in my head rent free since I first happened upon it. I’m talking about the dick clipping glitch that Fanbyte Managing Editor Steven Strom brought to our attention yesterday as they were playing through the PC version.
Cyberpunk 2077 lets you customize your character’s genitals, which means they are a visible thing you will be able to see during the game. However, because it’s a thing that is actually rendered, it runs the risk of clipping through other things, like your characters’ clothes. Give that Cyberpunk 2077 is a primarily first-person game, there aren’t a ton of opportunities for this to be visible to the player, but in certain menus like the character creator and while shopping for clothes, you might get a peek at your character’s dick slipping through their pants. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction, huh?
— ChickieDaTendie | TOP 10% ON FALLGUYS 👑 (@ChickiesTendies) December 10, 2020
Anyway, we’ve got several members of Fanbyte’s staff playing Cyberpunk 2077 now. So look for some more coverage in the coming days. I promise, it won’t all be about dicks. But some of it probably will be.