Cyberpunk 2077 was launched in December after many years of hype and expectations, following the immense success of CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3. You probably know that expectations were pretty high for the studio's Cyberpunk RPG, particularly following the glitzy, glamorous, and action-packed game trailers shown in the months that led up to the game's launch. The game was released after multiple delays and was riddled with bugs, glitches, and performance issues when it was eventually available, especially on older consoles. The game crashed and burned in almost unprecedented and unparalleled ways, subject to fan scorn and critical discourse amidst its broken and buggy release. Sony took the unusual step of deleting Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store and providing refunds because the performance was so poor.

A History of Updates

CD Projekt Red (CDPR) released a Cyberpunk 2077 update on PS5, PC, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, as well as Google Stadia along with patch notes detailing and revealing everything the Polish developer had changed and improved. However, the update was not promising. Since then, CD Projekt Red has released many hotfixes, updates, and even many hotfixes for the updates to shore up Cyberpunk 2077's glitches and issues and get it running seamlessly and smoothly. Did you know that with the new update, called PATCH 1.23, CDPR made nearly 50 improvements and fixes to the game?

Patch 1.5

As a part of Patch 1.5, PlayStation 5 and Xbox players could upgrade to the next-generation version of the game freely. Apart from further stabilizing a game that is notorious for its poor and choppy performance, this improved version included various visual quality improvements, improved NPC reactions, ray-traced local shadows, and spatial headphone audio. Cyberpunk 2077 was revitalized with a brand patch and made a deep impression in the gaming community. It is worth noting that Patch 1.5 is the latest of several patches and updates that have fine-tuned the game over the past two years. Fans and players can now enjoy the much-needed improvements and fix to AI mechanics, gameplay, and visuals included in Patch 1.5.

The Impressive Reception for Cyberpunk 2077's Patch 1.5

In many regards, the success or failure of any game as well as its subsequent updates or patches depends on its fans, players, and community. As they are the players, their opinions are usually the most important. If fan reactions and opinions are anything to go by, we can say that Cyberpunk 2077 has found its redemption arc and returned to glory with the 1.5 patch. Patch 1.5 also allowed game players to change their look and appearance in their apartment by easily interacting with the mirror. Note that the Next-Gen update also brought better visuals and graphics, with the option to switch between performance mode and ray-tracing. According to stats, PlayStation sales of Cyberpunk 2077 increased by a whopping 600% post-update compared to pre-update in the first quarter of 2022. The result is even better on Xbox, with an impressive jump of 800%.