If you’ve every wondered what Cyberpunk 2077 would look like on PS1, now you can see it for yourself. All credit goes to YouTuber Anders Lundbjörk, who reimagined the world of Night City through the pixelated, poor quality of the original 1994 PlayStation..
The short clip is inarguably a poke at Cyberpunk 2077’s poor performance on base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, which for the most part, has not been well received. For instance, the PS1 clip demonstrates one of Cyberpunk 2077’s key bugs: the bending palm trees.
The player pulls an NPC from their car and punches them, before inexplicably t-posing and soaring into the air – another common glitch discovered within CD Projekt Red’s dystopian game. After, as the player attempts to enter the car, the vehicle (for reasons unknown to us) launches into the air and spins out of control.
Then there’s the best part of all, an appearance from Johnny Silverhand, but with an elongated neck that resembles a giraffe, another issue frequently found in Night City. Johnny orders the player to wake up as they have “a city to burn.”
Following a sketchy launch, CD Projekt Red apologized to players “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.”
The developers have reassured fans that they will be fixing bugs and crashes to improve overall game performance, with two new updates due in January and February 2021.
For our take on the controversial world of Night City, make sure to check out the GameLuster Cyberpunk 2077 (PC) Video Review.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10, and is available on PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. While the game can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the next-gen upgrades are coming in 2021.