Cyberpunk 2077 is a janky game right now, there's no way around it. While the CD Projekt RED sci-fi RPG is really struggling on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there are problems on all platforms. The game might look amazing on high-end PCs, but that doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of bugs and other issues for Night City residents to contend with.
The game's messy console launch has already inspired some pretty savage memes and a surprisingly frank apology from the developer promising fixes and refunds. Despite this, the piss-taking is continuing to flow freely. Now, even fans of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are getting in on the fun.
It's no secret that Bethesda games, while always excellent, also offer their fair share of technical issues. Oblivion in particular is pretty infamous for having NPCs that don't really act or talk in the way you'd expect actually people living in a fantasy world to act or talk. Bethesda's RPG released way back in 2006, however, and fans of the 14-year-old game are now having a great time pointing out that Cyberpunk 2077 clearly isn't the leap forward for RPGs people might have been expecting.
As you can see from the meme below, The Elder Scrolls subreddit has compared your average Oblivion NPC with your typical Cyberpunk 2077 NPC, and has found the former to be far superior. It's not meant to be taken too seriously, obviously, but there is some truth in what's being said: namely that there probably should be a wider leap in quality between the two games' NPCs, given the 14-year gap between them.
The good news is that it sounds like CDPR is going to be releasing several updates and patches to improve the current state of the game on all platforms.
"First of all, we would like to start by apologising for not showing you the game on base last-gen consoles before it premiered and, in consequence, not allowing you to make a more informed decision about your purchase," CDPR wrote in a statement earlier today. "We should have paid more attention to making it run better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One."
The developer pledged to fix bugs and crashes, and "improve the overall experience", with the next round of updates coming in the next week. After that, CDPR will release updates and fixes as soon as they're ready, with two major patches dropping in January and February. "Together, these should fix the most prominent problems players face on last-gen consoles," the developer said. Whatever gets those pesky Oblivion fans off our backs is a win in my eyes.
Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt RED/Bethesda
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