Published: Thu, January 14, 2021
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CD Project apologizes for the state of Cyberpunk 2077, reveals updates roadmap

CD Project apologizes for the state of Cyberpunk 2077, reveals updates roadmap

CDPR released a video statement today that-empty promises aside-didn't even mention the delisting of Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. Based on that legacy of genuine and honest communication, you've trusted us and pre-ordered our game, and despite good reviews on PC, the console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet. Since the city is so packed and the disk bandwidth of old-gen consoles is what it is, this is something that constantly challenged us.

CD Projekt's Marcin Iwiński admitted they "underestimated the task" of adapting the game for consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. Worse, players only found out about this once they'd bought the game, since reviewers were only given access to PC code prior to launch. The current plan for Cyberpunk 2077 is to keep hotfixing and patching the game, with Iwinski promising a substantial update in the next couple of weeks. "You've trusted us and pre-ordered our game".

"I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for [the substandard quality of the console versions of Cyberpunk 2077], and this video is me publicly owning up to that", Iwiński said in the video. We made it even more hard for ourselves by first wanting to make the game look epic on PCs and then adjusting it to consoles-especially old-gens. To resolve their issues, Iwinski stated that another patch is scheduled to release "in the next 10 days", with a larger one to follow soon after. He then talks about the issue surrounding the lack of console reviews ahead of the game's launch.

Also in the statement are details on the technical issues that led to the game's poor performance and multiple delays.

Regarding the console review copies, Iwiński confirmed that they were still working on the console version when the PC copies were initially sent out for reviews in the first week of December, and that they were only able to send the review copies by December 8, two days before the launch of the game. The highlight of it, of course, is that the free next-gen update is now specifically targeted for the second half of 2021. As for the next-gen upgrade, Iwiński said: "We are aiming at the second half of the year". Now, almost a month after the game was first released and then subsequently pulled, CD Projekt RED still can't tell us exactly when the game will be put back on the digital marketplace for Sony consoles.

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