CD Projekt RED has shared a new update on Cyberpunk 2077‘s update 1.2, noting it will focus on fixing driving issues and police response time.
The in-game police will respond to criminal activity a bit slower, so they’ll take a bit longer to arrive at the scene of a crime. Instead, cops will send out a recon drone to assess the scene of the crime before coming themselves.
“This is an important step in addressing the behavior of the police in our game,” lead gameplay designer Patryk and technical design coordinator Łukasz said in the update.
He added, “It should decrease the problem of NPCs spawning behind players’ backs and create an impression that it takes some time for the police to arrive at the crime scene after the crime has been reported.”
Car driveability and overall reliability is being addressed in the new update, too. CD Projekt added a Steering Sensitivity slider to the Options menu, allowing players to adjust the steering speed for all vehicles and input devices. This allows for slowing down the steering speed while not affecting the max turn radius.
“Analyzing feedback on our driving model suggested a lot of players were having issues with the speed of the steering,” said Séamus, Senior Vehicle Programmer. “Most complaints came from players using keyboards on PC or were on platforms with lower frame rates, and centered around how hard it was to keep cars off the sidewalks and such.”
He added, “When experiencing lower frame rates, our cars were harder to control. We traced this to some code that wasn’t handling extreme changes in frame rate properly. The steering speed is now very consistent from 20 to 60+ FPS.”
Apparently some individual cars were “too twitchy in low frame rates,” including the player’s Archer Hella. These individual car issues have been looked at and resolved in the update as well.
Here’s some new video highlights for the update:
There’s currently no release date for the 1.2 update coming to Cyberpunk 2077, it was previously delayed after CD Projekt RED sustained a cyberattack on their studio – setting them behind in overall development while they worked on recovering from the attack.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on Windows PC (via Epic Games, GOG, and Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The game is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2021, and players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively will be able to upgrade to the next-gen for free.