CD Projekt CEO Apologizes for Cyberpunk 2077’s Botched Launch; Shares Update Roadmap

Sunday, 17 Jan, 2021

"Based on [CD Projekt's] legacy of genuine and honest communication, you've trusted us and pre-ordered our game".

CDPR has confirmed that it will be releasing more updates and fixes over the course of the next few months with an aim to fix the bugs in the game.

The founder and co-chief govt of CD Projekt on Wednesday gave a detailed apology for the launch high quality of Cyberpunk 2077on older consoles, in addition to a proof from inside the corporate on what went flawed and why. CDPR says that during their testing, the developers did not face these many issues and were confident that the older generation consoles will be able to run the game smoothly. Iwinski says the first update will arrive within ten days, "followed by another, more significant one in the following weeks".

"Our priority is working on the most important fixes and updates", the company said Thursday adding that its future downloadable content (DLC) would come later than expected. Speculation surrounding the initial delisting on December 17th, 2020 said that Sony's removal of the game was related to CD Projekt RED's bungled handling of refund offers-which sent upset players to Sony's support-rather than explicitly because of the bugs and poor quality of the game. In the end, he stated it was he that made the final decision to release the game while still under development, and none of its developers were to blame. It also explains that they prioritized graphical fidelity on the PC version and then tried to adjust it for consoles, which caused more issues. Similarly, the next-gen updates for Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5 have also been delayed to the second half of 2021, originally slated for release in Q1 2021.

In regards to bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to consoles, especially older ones, Iwiński says "things did not look super hard at first, while we knew the hardware game, ultimately, time has proven that we've underestimated the task".

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Iwinski also owned up to the issues players have experienced with "Cyberpunk 2077". "I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust".

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games to launch a year ago.

You may be staring at this title with an expression of confusion, saying, "Cyberpunk 2077 is already on next-gen consoles". The streaming system constantly needed improvement, but the scope of the game's setting, Night City, was at odds with the disk bandwidth present in the last-generation consoles.

We, therefore, have confidence that, after some major patches, it could be the game everyone hoped for - even on Xbox Series X/S and PS5.