Cyberpunk 2077’s 1.2 patch promises to tone down omniscient teleporting cops and pinball driving
CD Projekt Crimson (CDPR) has detailed the enhancements it plans to deliver to Cyberpunk 2077 in its upcoming 1.2 patch. The announcement, written as an in-universe newscast, particulars deliberate quality-of-life enhancements together with police not immediately showing once you commit a criminal offense, an improved driving expertise, and a setting that ought to forestall you from by accident dodging into site visitors or off a constructing.
Whereas the sport has acquired a lot of criticism for being typically buggy — and, in some respects, unfinished — it does appear to be CDPR is making an attempt to handle a few of the most memed-on complaints. Within the part of the weblog put up in regards to the improved police response, there’s a jokey in-universe anecdote that captures an expertise many gamers can have had:
“My choom, Jake, was in a shoot-out with Tyger Claws the opposite day, when he missed a shot and hit a pedestrian on the opposite facet of the road. Straight away, the NCPD swarmed up on him and put him down. It’s like they appeared out of skinny air proper behind his again! It’s too brutal of a response for an everyday unintended homicide for those who ask me!” — Mike from Kabuki, 28.
The driving expertise within the recreation can also be, uh, not excellent. CDPR is hoping to make it higher by enhancing the steering response (you possibly can see a comparability video beneath) and making it so your automobile can routinely get unstuck if it finds itself resting on a barrier or different object. Whereas the improved steering ought to assist, there’s additionally loads of different points with driving (reminiscent of collision detection) that can have to be addressed earlier than driving turns into, you recognize, enjoyable.
The patch was initially supposed to come out in February however was delayed when the studio fell sufferer to a ransomware assault. CDPR is now aiming to launch it in “the second half of March.”
CDPR additionally appears to have heard suggestions that this listing of modifications is reasonably small for a full level launch; hours after we revealed this put up, the corporate tweeted that there’ll be extra, promising that “full patchnotes can be coming later.”
Gillean acquired her arms on simply a few modifications – full patchnotes can be coming later!
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) March 19, 2021
It’s now been round three months for the reason that recreation was pulled from the PlayStation Retailer due to the immense variety of bugs (and the truth that it was practically unplayable on a base PlayStation 4). To this point, Sony and CDPR have not responded to requests for touch upon when the sport will return to the platform, so it’s unclear if this patch can be sufficient to return the sport to the platform’s on-line store.
Replace March nineteenth, 6:10PM ET: Added tweet from CDPR about full patchnotes.
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