The Best Is Yet To Come
With the immense hype that was built up around the launch of CD Projekt Red’s latest action-RPG title Cyberpunk 2077, it was inevitable that there was going to be some fans disappointed with the end result. However, the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was a disaster the likes of which we haven’t seen before from a highly-anticipated AAA title – The game was plagued with countless bugs on launch, from game-breaking errors to hilarious but harmless visual glitches. The game was almost unplayable on the last-generation consoles it was initially intended to launch on exclusively before the heavy delays, leading to a huge amount of refund requests and to the game being removed from the PlayStation Store for a time. Now, though, it seems that CD Projekt Red are happy that the patches and updates released for the game over the past few months have left Cyberpunk 2077 in a finished state.
In a conference with representatives from the CD Projekt Red board of management, CD Projeky CEO Adam Kiciński revealed that the developers believe that they can shift their focus away from the quality-of-life improving patches that made the game playable and towards new content and improvements. Commenting on the game’s performance and stability, Kiciński stated “We have reached a satisfying level in this regard. We have also been working on improving the overall quality, which we are also quite happy about. Of course, we also removed bugs and visual glitches and we will continue to do that. Over time, we will also be introducing improvements to the general game systems that players have highlighted.”
Cyberpunk 2077 was recently returned to the PlayStation Store, signalling that Sony are as convinced of the game’s stability following the patches as CD Projekt Red are. However, there are still some serious issues with the game, leading Sony to recommend not playing the PS4 version at all. While Cyberpunk 2077 is unlikely to ever reach the heights of the expectations set for it before launch, it remains to be seen if it can pull itself up to the level of other CDPR offerings such as the critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3.