SCI-FI game Cyberpunk 2077 is currently half price at Amazon and Best Buy on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The bug-ridden title is down to $30 for a short time at the US retailers ahead of major patches due for release this month by developer CD Projekt Red.
Cyberpunk 2077 is half price on PS4 and Xbox One at Amazon and Best BuyCredit: PA:Press Association
Those software updates promise to fix a variety of glitches and crashing issues that have plagued the game since its release last month.
Bugs have largely affected players on old-generation consoles, prompting CD Porjekt Red to offer full refunds to affected gamers.
Amazon if also offering the PC version for $40, compared to its normal price of $60.
Matrix star Keanu Reeves features in the game
It’s not clear how long the price drop will last, so make sure to get your hands on Cyberpunk sooner, rather than later.
The deals are only available in the United States.
It follows promises made by Polish outfit CD Projekt Red this week that it would release several major patches for the game in the coming months.
In a video uploaded to the firm’s YouTube account on Wednesday, co-founder Marcin Iwiński addressed Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch.
The game has been plagued by bugs and glitches since its launch last month
“Based on [our] legacy of genuine and honest communication, you’ve trusted us and pre-ordered our game,” Iwiński said.
“Despite good reviews on PC, the console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet.”
He added: “I, and the entire leadership team, are deeply sorry for this and this video is me publicly owning up to this.”
Later in the video, Iwiński, who co-founded CDPR in 1994, outlined a roadmap for future software updates to fix Cyberpunk’s issues.
The first of these will drop “within 10 days”, and it will be followed by another “in the following weeks”, he said.
That means Cyberpunk’s first major patch will drop sometime before January 23.
The game’s first major update will launch by January 23, according to CD Projekt Red
Further updates, which will be released across all platforms, will roll out “on a regular basis”, Iwiński said.
He highlighted that CDPR released three updates for Cyberpunk in late 2020 to fix glitches and other issues.
However, the upcoming fixes represent the first “major” patches.
Launched December 10 by CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 is believed to be one of the most expensive video games of all time.
It’s out on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
But despite its lengthy development and sky-high budget, engineers are scrambling to iron out a handful of early issues stumbled upon by players.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.
The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
Players have largely reported crashes on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the game bugged down by poor frame rates and screen tearing.
One hilarious bug caused the penises and breasts of in-game characters to poke through their clothes.
Following a tidal wave of complaints, Sony pulled the game from the PlayStation store.
CDPR has pledged to refund customers who were unhappy with their experience.
The developer apologised to gamers in a statement last month.
“Dear gamers, first of all, we would like to start by apologising to you for not showing 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’s said at the time.
“We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”
In other news, cyber security buffs have issued a warning over dangerous Cyberpunk 2077 scams that could rinse your bank account.
The game was pulled from the PlayStation store shortly after release.
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