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PS5 stock has returned - but probably not for long - GamesRadar
It seems that more PS5 stock has appeared in the UK, but getting to it is proving... difficult
After a frantic rush on PS5 stock in the UK yesterday after it appeared at Currys and Game, the next-gen console is reportedly backfor seconds at ShopTo. It's a £599.85 bundle with an extra controller and two games (the Pathless and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition), but hey, it's been almost impossible to buy PS5 thus far so we're not going to complain. Thanks for the heads-up, Console Deals! Just be aware that the ShopTo site is struggling beneath the weight of traffic and has been throwing up 404 errors for us every now and then. The bundle is also being watched by thousands of people as we speak, so you'll need to hurry. Here's that link again in case you need it. It's getting rather exhausting reporting the bad news of genuine PS5 stock hunters joining queues early and in time, to only be booted out or unlucky hours later, experiencing mixed messaging from retailers' websites. But here we are; 2020 really has rolled right into 2021. However, keep trying as we do have plenty of anecdotal evidence of folks getting lucky! This does also indicate that PS5 stock is making it through to retailers this week on the UK side of the pond. As such, it's a good idea to keep a vague eye on the links above ahead of this weekend. If Currys and Game have gotten stock this week, other stores can't be far behind. Stock-monitoring account Ps5Instant is also worth watching out for. They've been mostly on the money with their assessments so far, and are a good early warning system as a result if you don't fancy hovering on store pages or trusting to luck (which is entirely fair enough). Because it's been so difficult to get a PS5 up until now, we'll take any help we can get in tracking them down. The same is true of being able to buy Xbox Series X throughout January - it's also been nearly impossible to find, though admittedly a little easier to get when it does appear. Regardless of what happens, be ready to pounce. PS5 stock seems to appear with next-to-no fanfare, and they're gone within minutes. Don't give up hope, though. Sometimes sites will throw out an error message if they're struggling beneath the weight of demand, so keep trying if you don't succeed at first. If you don't manage to pick up the console this week, fear not - keep an eye on our PS5 deals and bundles page for more offers as they appear. Want some gear to go with your new console? Don't forget to check out the best PS5 headsets or the best PS5 accessories. We've also rounded up a guide on the best TV for PS5.
New Pokemon Snap file size and online functions revealed - GamesRadar
What these online functions are however, is a mystery
The New Pokemon Snap file size for the Nintendo Switch has been revealed. Over the weekend, Pokemon Snap's product page for the Nintendo Switch went live, revealing several new details about the hotly anticipated game. Chiefly, the brand new game will take up approximately 6.8GB on your Switch, a whole lot less than Pokemon Sword and Shield, which took up 11GB individually, or Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which ate up 15.6GB of storage space. Elsewhere, the Pokemon Snap product page confirms that the upcoming game is in fact a single-player experience, only supporting one player per Nintendo Switch. However, it will support online functionality of some sort, as per the "Online Play" tag for Nintendo Switch Online near the bottom of the product page. Additionally, the new Pokemon Snap will support save data transfers via the cloud, if you're a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. If you're unfamiliar with New Pokemon Snap, it's effectively a reboot of the extremely popular N64 original, where players traverse lush scenery in the hopes of snapping pictures of their favorite and rare Pokemon. There are scant details to go on right now about the revival, but it's exciting news nonetheless for fans who've been waiting over two decades for a new Pokemon Snap. The New Pokemon Snap release date for Nintendo Switch is set for April 30. If you're wondering what the rest of Nintendo's lineup for the Switch for the rest of 2021 is looking like so far, you can head over to our upcoming Switch games guide for a full recap. To see if the original Pokemon Snap made our list of the best games in the series, check out our best Pokemon games feature for more.
CES 2021: Gaming sets the pace for new TV tech in 2021 - Gamesradar
2021 will usher in a lot more choice when it comes to gaming-ready TVs, if this year’s CES showcase is an indicator
Gaming finally ousted movies as the primary driver for new TV features at CES 2021. The show, which normally takes place in Las Vegas, went virtual this year, so there was no opportunity to get touchy-feely with any of the screens, but theres no doubt that all the major TV makers are keen to cater to gamers, and not just console devotees either. With the more generous provision of HDMI 2.1 inputs, High Frame Rate HDMI - with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) - support is fast becoming commonplace on the new line of TVs. But the biggest TV brands, notably Samsung and LG, are going even further to win us over, including introducing a whole new LCD display technology, called Mini LED, offering greater picture precision and contrast. 2021 could well be the best year yet to upgrade your telly with some of these models potentially becoming contenders for places in our best gaming TV and best TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X guides. Given CES is more of a technology showcase than a product launchpad, we dont have much in the way of model numbers or prices just yet, but theres still plenty to excite. Heres what you can expect from the brands leading the way with next-gen TVs over the coming months... (Image credit: Samsung) Samsung QLED & Neo QLED TVs for 2021 - worlds first ultra-wide aspect ratio display High-spec QLED range reimagines the concept of gaming on a TV Freesync Premium Pro/G-Sync compatibility Expect to pay a hefty price for the whole enchilada Samsung is making some big changes to its QLED 4K and 8K TV line-up in 2021, not least by offering top of the range NEO QLED models that use Mini LED backlighting. Samsung has long led the field when it comes to low input lag. Its also tuned its picture engine to suit gamers, with Dynamic Black EQ which dramatically improves visibility in dark scenes. Expect also to see support for Freesync Premium Pro and G-Sync compatibility on all its higher-end QLED models. While we're on the subject, be sure to check out our guide to the best G-Sync compatible gaming monitors. The big news from Samsung for 2021, though, is the world's first Ultra Wide gaming TVs, able to present an extreme widescreen image, be it 21 x 9 or even 32 x 9. This offers gamers a field of view thats much wider than the average gaming monitor - by way of comparison, the largest 32 x 9 gaming monitor is 49 inches; a 65 inch Samsung QLED TV with a 32 x 9 ratio letterbox is 59 inches. A wider field of view means you wont miss any action and collectible hunting will be easier too. Whats more, you can manually adjust the position of the widescreen image, to match your eye level. Also new for 2021 is an entirely new Game Bar UI, which provides quick access to settings from the moment that game loads. This game bar will automatically show critical aspects of play, allowing you to quickly switch aspect ratios, check input lag, or connect a gaming headset. (Image credit: LG) LG C1 OLED and Mini LED QNED - built for gaming LG says the new Google Stadia TV app will be a game changer Freesync Premium/G-Sync compatibility New look smart platform, so not yet tested LG was the only OLED brand in town for gamers in 2020, its CX series screens the first to combine HDMI 2.1 functionality, including 4K 120 fps High Frame Rate Support, VRR, and ALLM with the widest possible range of screen sizes. And we can expect more of the same on its 2021 models. The brands incoming C1 OLED series will range from a 48-incher up to a 83-inches - a new screen size from the brand. All 2021 LG OLED TVs are G-SYNC compatible, have FreeSync Premium support, and have variable refresh rate (VRR), enhanced audio return channel (eARC), and automatic low latency mode (ALLM). The sets will also sport a new intelligent picture processor, the Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI. The LG TVs gamers should look out for are its first QNED Mini LED models, specifically the QNED99 and QNED95. The biggest surprise from LG though was the announcement that Google Stadia is coming to its screens. LG will be the first TV manufacturer to natively support Stadia gameplay via its new smart platform. Games will stream in 4K 60fps with full 5.1 surround sound, if you subscribe to Stadia Pro. That means NBA 2K21, Assassins Creed: Valhalla, and Watch Dogs: Legion can be played with a Stadia controller with no additional hardware or game downloads required. Google Stadia on LG screens will land during the second half of 2021, in the form of a downloadable app from the LG Content Store. (Image credit: TCL) TCL OD Zero Mini LED to elevate gaming standards TCL pushes the technology envelope, but details are sparse TCL is another brand that intends to major in Mini LED technology during 2021, saying these screens will elevate video gaming standards to the next level, so we can assume high frame rate 120fps support coupled to low input lag at the very least. TCL has also taken the wraps off its OD Zero Mini-LED technology TVs, distinguished by their ultra-slim profile. OD Zero is a reference to the optical distance between the Mini-LED backlight layer and the LCD display layer, which has been reduced to 0mm, thereby creating an ultra-thin high-performance backlight module. Given that TCL has a reputation for value for money, its fair to assume that what has been an expensive investment for console enthusiasts is about to become a lot more mainstream. A full range announcement is expected in the spring. Color us excited... (Image credit: Sony) Sony Bravia - combining Cognitive Intelligence XR with high frame rates Sony TVs finally get PlayStation Ready, with lifelike picture processing Advanced Cognitive Intelligence XR processing Sticking with regular LED LCD technology You might think that Sony, of all brands, would be setting the pace in the games TV market, but the company struggled to produce relevant screens throughout 2020. Despite rolling out an ad campaign proclaiming that its sets were PlayStation Ready, most were ill-equipped to make the most of its own PS5. Its a situation it hopes to address this year and used CES 2021 to preview a new range of 4K flatscreens with Cognitive Intelligence, an upgraded AI processing engine designed to create more lifelike imagery. This Cognitive Intelligence XR processor will be found on the brands Bravia XR televisions, led by the Master Series Z9J 8K LED and A90J and A80J OLEDs, as well as the X95J and X90J 4K LED TVs. The key point for gamers though is that this comes hand in glove with HDMI 2.1 support, offering 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). The sets will also sport X-Anti Reflection technology, to minimize reflections, for greater clarity, handy for those daytime gaming sessions. (Image credit: Panasonic) Panasonic JZ2000 - welcome to Gaming Extreme Panasonic finally steps up to the plate with jaw-dropping console-friendly flagship flatscreens Low input Game Mode Extreme Best in class OLED image quality Fully immersive sound system Not available in North America Coming in 65 and 55-inch sizes, the JZ2000 will be Panasonics new flagship OLED TV for 2021. The brand has an enviable reputation in home cinema circles, but has been trailing the pack when it comes to gaming support. But that changes here. The new screen features game-centric features, enhanced audio, and an ultra-low input lag. A new HCX Pro AI Processor has allowed engineers to drive down image lag to just 14ms, using the new Game Mode Extreme, which is a big improvement over past models. The TV is the first from the brand to offer HDMI 2.1 features like variable refresh rate (VRR) and high frame rate (HFR) 120fps. We wont get a full spec confirmation for a couple of months, so Panasonic isnt confirming if the TV is 2K 120fps or 4K 120fps, but lets be optimistic. The JZ2000 should also sound awesome, particularly with Dolby Atmos encoded games on the Xbox Series X. The set sports a 360° Soundscape Pro system, adding side-firing speakers to its height drivers and front-facing soundbar. It wont be cheap, but it will be good! We're certainly excited to see what these new gaming TVs will look like on the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, but if you've yet to pick on up, take a look at our guides on where to buy PS5 and where to buy Xbox Series X. If you're looking for an audio upgrade, we have some great recommendations for you in our guides to the best PS5 headsets and best Xbox Series X headsets. Looking to pick up a new TV sooner rather than later? Then this is a great time to do so as new TVs usually mean the older line get big discounts. We've rounded up the latest offers with models well suited to gamers, sports, and movie fans alike in our best Super Bowl TV deals roundup. You can also browse the latest offers at these stores:
Competitive Tetris player Jonas Neubauer has died suddenly at the age of 39 - GamesRadar
"Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness"
Competitive Tetris player Jonas Neubauer has died suddenly at the age of 39. Neubauer was a seven-time World Champion of Tetris and ran a Twitch channel with his partner, Heather Ito. He died on January 4, 2021, following an unspecified "sudden medical emergency". "Its with a heavy heart that we deliver the terrible news that Jonas has passed away from a sudden medical emergency," said a brief message on his Twitter account (thanks, Eurogamer ). "He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly. Information to follow when it becomes available." Its with a heavy heart that we deliver the terrible news that Jonas has passed away from a sudden medical emergency. He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.Information to follow when it becomes available.January 9, 2021 His unexpected death has prompted those who knew him to open up candidly about their memories of him. “This is a tremendous loss in so many ways. Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness,” said a message from the official Tetris Twitter account . “Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and to the entire classic Tetris community, as we all mourn his passing.” “We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4,” added the Tetris Championship Twitter account. “We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace.” We are heartbroken to share that Jonas Neubauer, 7-time CTWC champion, passed away suddenly on Jan 4.We could have never asked for a greater champ, role model, and friend. Jonas, we miss you, we love you, and we thank you for inspiring us to always be our best. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/CaaGgd4ZY3January 9, 2021 "Jonas was a master of Tetris, a denim enthusiast, an ambassador to Albacete, Spain, and an expert food try-er in the house of Ravenclaw," explains a write up on a GoFundMe memorial fund set up for Neubauer's family. "His enthusiasm for everything was contagious and inspiring, and he always found ways to make any situation incredibly fun."
Cyberpunk 2077 players discover a new reference to Ciri in Night City - GamesRadar
Ciri appears for the second time
Cyberpunk 2077 players think they've found a new reference to The Witcher 3's Ciri in Night City. As first picked up on by Nintendo Smash, there's a particular quest in Cyberpunk 2077 which involves protagonist V waking up near the top of the Badlands Dam, and seeing what looks like a swallow resting near them. Seasoned Witcher fans might already know that Ciri's elven name of Zireael roughly translates to Swallow in English (and is also the name of the sword gifted to her by Geralt). However, IGN points out that according to Cyberpunk 2077's in-game lore, all birds have been exterminated from the world that Night City is a part of. The 'Avian Extermination Act', detailed in a text log, was responsible for the destruction of all birdlife within an 18-mile radius of Night City due to infection, so it's extremely notable that this swallow-like bird is the only bird whatsoever that you see in CD Projekt's game. Of course, this actually isn't the first time that Ciri has been alluded to in Night City. At the very beginning of Cyberpunk 2077, you can find a magazine in the Corpo life path which depicts the character from The Witcher 3 on the front cover as an illustration. This easter egg was unearthed shortly after Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December, making this new easter egg the second reference to the character in the game. If you're wondering why everyone's so eager to find Ciri in Cyberpunk 2077, it's because the character seems to hint at the world of Night City in The Witcher 3. Near the conclusion of Geralt's adventure, Ciri makes mention of having been to a futuristic city while hopping through worlds, sparking speculation from players expecting Ciri to appear in CD Projekt's new game. If you want to track down one other notable cameo in Night City, you can head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 Hideo Kojima cameo guide for details on how to find the Metal Gear Solid director.
Epic deploys hotfix to address store launcher "bug" that hikes CPU usage and temperatures for some PCs - Gamesradar
Hotfix is "not a full solution", though
Epic Games has released a patch to mitigate an issue with the latest version of its Epic Games Store launcher that's affecting PC hardware. The issue which seems to drives up CPU usage and system temperatures was first detailed on Reddit (thanks, PC Gamer ), prompting several users to concur that they too were having problems with temperature and battery life on PC laptops. "Taking a look at the task manager, we noted that the Epic Games launcher is lighting up cores and keeping some of them lit even while seemingly doing nothing, and not even updating a game in the background," noted HotHardware , adding that the launcher seemed to be "firing off data at regular intervals to over 22 different servers". Epic's Sergiy Galyonkin has since updated players by confirming that a hotfix has now been deployed, but acknowledged "it's not a full solution". The hotfix is live now (11.0.2). It's not a full solution, but things should improve.December 29, 2020 "Well, I've read through the internal thread on this, so I understand the basics (the browser module kept thinking it's open when minimized, essentially) but I'm not entirely sure what was causing it," Galyonkin added in a later response on Twitter . "No portal to the underworld, as far as I know :)" ICYMI, the details of Epic Games Stores' festive giveaway leaked online a few days back, and there are still freebies available between now and the end of the year. A number of games have already been up for grabs, including Cities: Skyline, Oddworld: New N Tasty, and The Long Dark, Alien Isolation, and Defense Grid 1. Right now, Torchlight 2 is going for the low, low price of free, with Jurassic World Evolution speculated to be tomorrow's final freebie. Looking for something new to get stuck into? Here are the best PC games right now.
Cyberpunk 2077 as a PS1 game retains some hilarious bugs - Gamesradar
Someone's demade Cyberpunk 2077 as a PS1 game, including the bugs
It was bound to happen sooner or later: someone's demade Cyberpunk 2077 to resemble a PS1 game. You can see the full video below from YouTube user Anders Lundbjörk. The gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 as a PS1 game begins with the user running down a futuristic but pixelated street, stopping to admire a bug where a palm tree bends over itself to warp into the ground (which is an actual bug in Cyberpunk 2077, mind you). Next, the player hauls someone out of their vehicle, punching them in the face before they t-pose and fly up into the air. The t-posing glitches have haunted Cyberpunk 2077 since release, with multiple users on all platforms reporting that their protagonists and NPCs would t-pose and clip through objects like cars. Rounding out the gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 as a PS1 game is, of course, Johnny Silverhand. As with every other detail in this gameplay video, Johnny doesn't exactly appear as he's meant to, with his neck resembling that of a giraffe. The entire video is poking a bit of fun at the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 and Xbox One which, if you somehow haven't heard, is pretty terrible. After hordes of players around the world reported performance issues while playing Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles, CD Projekt leadership apoligized, stating that they would help refund anyone who wanted their money back. As of right now, Sony, Microsoft, Best Buy, and GameStop are all accepting refunds of Cyberpunk 2077, with CD Projekt's executives promising that the "bugs will be eliminated" after consoles patches. If you're after our own weird and whacky compilation of all the bugs and visual glitches we've seen in CD Projekt's game so far, you can check out our full Cyberpunk 2077 bugs guide for more.
GameStop reportedly accepting Cyberpunk 2077 returns on PS4 and Xbox One - GamesRadar
The retailer joins Best Buy, Sony, and Microsoft in accepting refunds
GameStop is reportedly accepting returns for Cyberpunk 2077, even if the game in question has been opened. This new report comes from Kotaku, who claims to have received an internal memo from GameStop management instructing employees to accept returns for Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 or Xbox One. According to the report, the employees are then to label the returned product as "defective," before shipping it back to a GameStop warehouse. As Kotaku notes, this is unusual because GameStop typically only accepts returns for unopened products. With Cyberpunk 2077 however, the retailer is now accepting returns for copies of CD Projekt's new game on PS4 or Xbox One even if they've been opened. GameStop now joins Best Buy as a retailer accepting returns for Cyberpunk 2077. This comes after Microsoft and Sony announced they would be accepting returns for digital versions of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PS4 respectively, with a "no questions asked" policy. Cyberpunk 2077 has seen this shift in policy on returns because of the state it launched in on both last-gen consoles. From launch on December 10, players reported rampant performance issues with CD Projekt's game on PS4 and Xbox One, leading the developer to publicly apologize and pledge to fix the game with repeated patches and updates on both platforms. Some have criticised Microsoft and Sony's certification process for allowing the game to launch in such a bug-riddled state, to which the former responded that it will continue to "improve" its certification process going forward. If you need help obtaining a refund for CD Projekt's game, you can head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 refund guide for more.
You can finally change V's hairstyle with this Cyberpunk 2077 mod - GamesRadar
The Cyberpunk mods are finally flowing
There's a brand new mod out for Cyberpunk 2077, which lets players change the hairstyle of their V. Over on the NexusMods page for Cyberpunk 2077, the 'User-Friendly Hairstyle Changer' mod was uploaded yesterday. At the beginning of Cyberpunk 2077, you're asked to select one hairstyle for your playable character, but once this is chosen, you can't change it again throughout the rest of your time in Night City. Simply put, this mod lets you select your current hairstyle, select a new hairstyle, choose a save game to implement the new style, and the mod does the rest of the work. Right now, you can only change your character's hairstyle with the mod, but the uploader states in the mod's description that they're hard at work getting beards, hair colors, and eye colors functioning with the mod at some point in the future, so users can change those features too. Currently, there aren't a huge amount of mods available for Cyberpunk 2077. As we reported last week, Cyberpunk 2077 players on PC are hard at work on creating a modding engine for the game, so that mods can be more easily replicated and implemented. Cyberpunk 2077's modders are using the WolvenKit, the same modding engine that The Witcher 3 uses to create and implement mods, and there's high hopes for the modding capabilities of the community. If you're currently playing through Cyberpunk 2077 on PC, you might be wondering how you can eliminate any performance issues you might be encountering. For everything you need to know about tweaking the game's settings on PC to get the most out of it, head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 crashes guide for more. Alternatively, if you need help obtaining a refund for CD Projekt's game, you can read up on how to do so with our full Cyberpunk 2077 refund guide.
Cyberpunk 2077 Perk menus hide references to Evangelion, The Matrix, Akira, and more - GamesRadar
There's a ton of pop culture references hidden within Cyberpunk 2077's Perk menus
It turns out that the Cyberpunk 2077 Perk icons are hiding a ton of pop culture references within the game's multitude of Skill Trees. Just below, you can see that a user on the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit discovered that one particular Perk icon in the Skill Trees resembles that of Doc Brown, loveable but slightly crazy scientist from Back to the Future. In the replies to the original post though, another user reveals that there's actually a ton more pop culture references hidden within Cyberpunk 2077's Skill Trees. I found a mini Doc Brown ! from r/cyberpunkgame By following this link, you can see the reply post to the original Doc Brown image. Someone's put the Cyberpunk 2077 Perk icon images and the material that they reference side by side, so that you can see the game's Skill Trees have icons that resemble The Matrix, Akira, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Star Trek, System Shock, and many more. Honestly, these references would've completely flown over my head if someone hadn't actually pointed them out to me. I've spent hours methodically combing my way through Cyberpunk 2077's many, many Skill Trees to find the perk Perk to purchase next, but I never realized the many references that were hidden within. I suppose it makes sense, because on the surface Cyberpunk 2077 is so clearly inspired by the futuristic aesthetics of Blade Runner, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, and others. Cyberpunk 2077 is hiding a lot of hidden content, after all. There's the likes of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and musician Grimes to find out in the sprawling open world. To find both celebrity cameos, you can head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 Hideo Kojima cameo page, or our guide on where to find Grimes in Cyberpunk 2077 for more. If you're still playing through CD Projekt's monumental RPG, you can head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 tips guide for a complete walkthrough of the entire game.
Microsoft adds warning to Cyberpunk 2077's Xbox store page - GamesRadar
"Users may experience performance issues when playing this game on Xbox One consoles until this game is updated"
Microsoft has added a warning to its Cyberpunk 2077 store page informing players that "Users may experience performance issues when playing this game on Xbox One consoles until this game is updated". The warning comes shortly after Microsoft confirmed it was granting Cyberpunk 2077 refunds with a no-questions-asked policy on Xbox until further notice. "We know the developers at CD Projekt Red have worked hard to ship Cyberpunk in extremely challenging circumstances," Microsoft told Eurogamer in a statement. "However, we also realise that some players have been unhappy with the current experience on older consoles. To date, we have granted refunds to the vast majority of customers who have requested one. "To ensure that every player is able to get the experience they expect on Xbox, we will be expanding our existing refund policy to offer full refunds to anyone who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 digitally from the Microsoft Store, until further notice." Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store "until further notice" earlier this week, offering refunds to players who request them. The news came via the official PlayStation website offering refunds to anyone that bought Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation Store and wants their money back. ICYMI, recent reports state that Cyberpunk 2077 saves become corrupted if they exceed 8MB in size . According to a thread on the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit, save files need to stay below 8MB to avoid corruption, but this is proving difficult for an RPG game that usually demands a lot of crafting and collectibles. The issue is also plaguing PC players, which have hitherto escaped many of the major issues affecting the console version. As Hirun summarised yesterday , this all comes after Cyberpunk 2077's fairly disastrous launch on both PS4 and Xbox One. After reassuring players that the game ran "surprisingly well " on last-gen platforms, CD Projekt Red leadership apologized for the bug-riddled launch of the game on both platforms this past week, after players encountered numerous bugs, glitches, and visual downgrades. Just a few days ago, CD Projekt Red leadership said the cost of fixing Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen platforms was "irrelevant " compared to the hit their reputation has taken over the launch. We take a look back at the last console generation with GamesRadar's pick of the 100 best games of the generation .
Your Cyberpunk 2077 save may be corrupted if you pick up too many items - GamesRadar
"The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way"
Cyberpunk 2077 saves become corrupted if they exceed 8MB in size. According to a thread on the Cyberpunk 2077 subreddit , save files need to stay below 8MB to keep them safe, but this is proving difficult for an RPG game that usually demands a lot of crafting and collectibles. The issue is also plaguing PC players, which have hitherto escaped many of the major issues affecting the console version. In a response via the GOG website - which is owned by developer CD Projekt Red's parent company - the studio has confirmed that once corrupted, there's no way to recover the save, so it recommends you keep "a lower amount of items and crafting materials". incredible. just incredible pic.twitter.com/rF4JCTOdPzDecember 19, 2020 "Unfortunately the save is damaged and can't be recovered. Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials," the message said. "If you have used the item duplication glitch, please load a save file not affected by it." It further added that whilst the file save size "might be increased in one of the future patches", "the corrupted files will remain that way". As Hirun summarised yesterday , this all comes after Cyberpunk 2077's fairly disastrous launch on both PS4 and Xbox One. After reassuring players that the game ran "surprisingly well " on last-gen platforms, CD Projekt Red leadership apologized for the bug-riddled launch of the game on both platforms this past week, after players encountered numerous bugs, glitches, and visual downgrades. Just a few days ago, CD Projekt Red leadership said the cost of fixing Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen platforms was "irrelevant " compared to the hit their reputation has taken over the launch. If you're still on the hunt for that perfect Christmas gift, you can head over to our guide on the best gifts for gamers for some inspiration.