Fan Reaction To Cyberpunk 2077 Is Starkly Divided

Fans waited for Cyberpunk 2077 for almost a decade, and that sort of time breeds expectations. Now that the game has been out in some form or another for a few days, fans have had a chance to get to know Night City on their own terms, and their overall opinions run the gamut from ecstatic bliss to total disappointment. This fractious discourse has taken over fan communities like the game’s subreddit, and the debate continues unabated.

Many fans have pointed to Cyberpunk’s dismal performance on the PS4 and Xbox One as a particular sore spot. Some have even gone so far as to accuse CD Projekt Red of misleading advertising, or other unscrupulous behavior. In a highly-upvoted thread, Reddit user “ldillon7777” posted a PS4 trailer for the game that was released back in November, pointing out that the “gameplay trailer” presents a vision of the game with a stable framerate and impressive visual effects, both of which are not representative of the last-gen versions of the game.

“Anyone that has played the PS4 version can clearly see that this trailer is not recorded on the PS4 or on any last-gen console,” the user wrote. “This marketing makes the PS4 version look as good as the PC version. This is completely misleading and not representative of the PS4 version being advertised.”

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Author: Steven T. Wright