CDPR Co-Founder Apologises For Cyberpunk 2077 Launch and Lays Out Road Ahead
Wake The Fuck Up Samurai, We Have An Apology To Make
CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski has released a statement in which he acknowledges the Cyberpunk 2077 launch’s failings, saying the studio “underestimated the task” of bringing the game to previous-gen consoles, and outlining their roadmap forward. The video also covered several other burning questions regarding the game, such as why review codes were handed out so close to the launch date, and the studio’s approach to ‘crunch’.
CDPR plans to release multiple updates and improvements throughout 2021, pushing back the planned free next-gen update to the latter half of the year, instead focusing on patching the multitude of bugs and crashes in the game across all systems. CDPR is also working with Sony to bring Cyberpunk 2077 back to the PlayStation Store “as soon as possible”.
“We are focused on fixing the bugs and crashes players are experiencing across every platform. You can expect more in the way of patches — both small and large — to be released regularly” a post on its website reads. “The first update will drop in the next 10 days, and it will be followed by a larger, more significant update, in the weeks after. Our plans for supporting Cyberpunk 2077 in the long-term are unchanged, and we will continue to introduce updates and patches to give all players across all consoles and PCs a better experience with the game’.
Free DLC content has also been pushed back, and now looks likely for an August-September release, with CDRP having “more to say about that in the coming months”.
Other FAQs regarding the launch and future of the game can be found here.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 (though not via the PlayStation Store), and is I guess somewhat playable on last-gen hardware.