Cyberpunk 2077 developer apologizes for buggy release, promises fix


Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has issued a public apology for the game’s less than desirable performance, especially on consoles. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski shared some ideas on the game’s development and the company’s motto of “honest and direct communication” with players through a video posted to YouTube on the Cyberpunk 2077 channel. Iwinski also shared a roadmap for upcoming fixes and said the first fix will be released within 10 days.

In the video titled “Cyberpunk 2077 – Our Commitment to Quality,” Iwinski acknowledged that the console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet desired quality standards. “Me and the entire management team are deeply sorry and this video is publicly me [sic] recognize this. Don’t blame any of our teams for what happened. They are all incredibly talented and hardworking, ”he said. CD Projekt co-founder added that the final call to release the game was taken by him and the board members.

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“Although, believe me, we never intended for anything like this to happen. I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust, ”said Iwinski.

He went on to explain how the team decided to make Cyberpunk 2077 a “PC epic,” and then tweak it for consoles. He said that while things didn’t seem very difficult at first, the developers had underestimated the challenges that would arise from the hardware gap in older-gen PCs and consoles. He also mentioned that their testing of the game didn’t show many of the issues players encountered while playing, and that COVID-19 related restrictions forced the team to work from home made matters worse.

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Speaking about the future of the game, Iwinski said that there are several fixes coming to the game regularly in varying sizes. He said the first update – patch 1.1 – will be released within 10 days, followed by another “more significant” update in the coming weeks. Free DLCs that were originally scheduled for release right after launch will now be released after patch 1.2. The exact dates of these fixes were not disclosed.

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X gamers who have played the game backwards compatible can expect a free next-gen update this year in the second half of the year. The company has shared more details on the state of console gaming via an FAQ on its website.

Our review of Cyberpunk 2077’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X compares the price of the game on older and next-gen consoles.

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