Patches are not only intended to correct performance, but also quest bugs, so eventually you could go back to 1.02 but along with the the NPC spawning, LOD ecc right in place, you'll also get back game breaking bugged quests that was ironed out with the 1.03.What I'd like them to do is release patch 1.02 on the PSN whereby you can choose to download it from The Witcher 3 content section. They could warn people that they will be unable to play using saves from a later iteration of the game.
I don't care that I would have to start again. As long as I can continue to play the game that I love with the version I find most agreeable.
Yes this is essentially the same bug, NPCs are missing everywhere.I would like to know what is going on as well. There are many stalls selling goods in Novigrad but the have no shopkeepers. Is this related to a bug or not?