Some PS4 owners (including me) have recently installed back and updated their physical copies of Cyberpunk 2077 in order to try out the new content and how well it runs on the console. After painstakingly downloading the large patch (version 1.51 for ours), which was about the size of the base game and installing the game again, we tried to launch it. For some reason, it popped up an error message afterwards:
“Cannot start the application. The data is corrupted.”
It then asks us to delete the game and install it again. I have tried three times now and it still says the same thing. I was worried that it was due to my PS4 Slim’s disc drive having reading issues or worse, my newly installed hard drive got some bad sectors already. Or it could also be due to the newest update. To test my theory, I installed another heavy game, which was Resident Evil Village, and patched it with a big update as well. Fortunately, it went through so it was not my disc drive.
To rest my fears completely, I went to the official forums of CDPR to check on forum threads that would explain the issue. To my dismay, nobody created a thread. I created one in order to get noticed by the developers. After a few minutes, a dozen replies came around saying the same thing as well. After installing their games via their physical copies and updating to patch 1.51, it corrupted the game as well. This proved it was some error on CDPR’s part and not the users.
How to fix Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 Data Corrupted Error
To fix the Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 Data Corrupted Error, it may be necessary to try uninstalling Cyberpunk 2077 from your console in order to resolve the error message. Uninstalling the program is the only possible solution you can try to resolve the Data Corrupted problem. Apart from uninstalling Cyberpunk 2077, there isn’t much else you can do to resolve the issue with the game for now.
CDPR is aware of the problem though and could probably be working on fixing it right now. It could be a small hotfix for this. For now, everyone should wait.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.