What’s New in Night City?
Cyberpunk 2077 may go down in history as one of the biggest flops in gaming since the eighties, but that doesn’t mean that developers CD Projekt Red are giving up. After all, millions of players saw the potential in their newest game, and we’ve seen from their previous work that they can do great things, so it’s possible that they can still redeem the game through patches.
The latest patch, 1.2, fixes some of players biggest complaints throughout the game:
- Police respond more slowly
- Police appear to assess crime scenes with drones
- Adds a steering sensitivity slider
- Steering should be more consistent during dips in framerate
- Stuck cars can be dislodged by rocking and rotating them
- Double-tapping a movement key to dodge can be disabled; double-tapping the crouch toggle key will then dodge
The police response time alone is something that’s broken immersion for many players, like in the above video where the police appear directly behind the player within seconds of them sniping a civilian, despite the fact that the player is on a roof. While it’s not going to address some of the major complaints, like the game’s notoriously buggy release and low graphical quality on the PS4 and Xbox One, it does go a long way to showcase CD Projekt Red’s efforts to make the game more immersive.
The new response time is also tied in with the drones that police will now use to investigate crime scenes, giving the illusion that they’re assessing the situation – making their sudden appearance more plausible.
Also getting a big update are the driving mechanics, with the ability to adjust steering sensitivity making it easier for players to drive around with all the cool that V is capable of.
Patch 1.2 is due to drop later this month.