Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red issued a public apology for poor game performance, especially on consoles. Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt, shared his insights on game development and the company’s “honest and direct communication” campaign with players through a video posted on YouTube on the Cyberpunk channel 2077. Iwinski also shared the roadmap for the upcoming patch and said that the first patch will be released within 10 days.
In the video titled “Cyberpunk 2077-Our Commitment to Quality”, Iwinski admitted that the console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the required quality standards. “I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for this, this video is my open letter [sic] Own that. Please don’t blame any of our teams for what happened. They are all very talented and hardworking people,” he said. The co-founder of CD Projekt added that he and the board members took over the final call to release the game.
“Although, please believe me, we never intended for something like this to happen. I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust,” Iwinsky said.
He went on to explain how the team decided to first make Cyberpunk 2077 “epic on PC” and then adjust it to suit the console. He said that although it didn’t seem difficult at first, developers underestimated the challenges posed by the hardware gap between PCs and older consoles. He also mentioned that their testing of the game did not reveal many of the problems players encountered while playing the game, and that restrictions related to COVID-19 forced the team to work from home to make the situation worse.
When talking about the future of the game, Iwinski said that patches of various sizes will be released regularly. He said that the first update (patch 1.1) will be released within 10 days, followed by another “more important” update in the next few weeks. The free DLC that was originally planned to be released immediately after the release will be released after the 1.2 patch. The exact dates of these patches have not been shared.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players who have been playing backwards compatible games are expected to receive free next-generation updates in the second half of this year. The company shared more detailed information about the state of the game on the console through the FAQ on its website.
Our PlayStation 4 evaluation and Xbox Series X evaluation of “Cyberpunk 2077” compared the game’s performance on older consoles and next-generation consoles.
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