In a recent statement, CDPP has apologized, released a Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap, commented on the future of the game and indicated a next-gen release date.
The release of Cyberpunk 2077 has been controversial, to say the least.
The game was supposed to be one of the greatest ever created and after nine years of development and several delays, it was released in December last year.
Set in the niche Cyberpunk genre, the title is based on a popular table-top game that conveys a tech-ravaged dystopian future.
While the first-person action game is good as it is, many features were cut out, it was ridden with bugs and was simply unfinished.
Third-person sequences, in-game customization and Night City’s public transport are just a few of the things that weren’t in the final release.
Bugs also plagued the game, with many audio and visual glitches, inventory issues and desktop crashes.
In addition, it was clear that the game was released far too early and was almost unplayable on last-gen consoles.
A lot of the most pressing issues have been rectified by a few hotfixes released last year.
Despite the issues, Cyberpunk has sold very well and is the fifth-highest played game on Steam.
It’s also the only single-player game in the top 5 Steam games.
The game has also been received well by some players who have forgiven the bugs and played on.
In a recent Tweet, CD Projekt RED’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski has apologized for their mistakes and took the blame himself.
Iwinski explains that they developed the game for high-end PCs and then worked backward for last-gen consoles and that was the primary cause of the issues.
Apology issued, Mr. Iwinski has insisted that they are working hard to fix the bugs over the coming months and free DLC will be released as well.
The official Roadmap shows how CDPR is committed to Cyberpunk for the next year.
The Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen release date is scheduled for sometime in the second half of 2021.
Underneath the obvious issues, there is a gem of a game that can be played and enjoyed if you can bring yourself to get past the problems.
Night City is a rich and vibrant world with many secrets to be discovered.
Combat and cyberware are just awesome and this is the game you will have been waiting for since the original Deus Ex in 1999.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
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