Some say that Cyberpunk 2077’s buggy launch might be one of the biggest game flops in the decade. Let’s be honest – it wasn’t that bad – well at least for all the PC gamers out there. Consoles, however, are another story and someone from CD Projekt Red had to step up and at least apologize to many betrayed fans out there. That time came as CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski delivered a personal statement regarding the decision-making process of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch.
Marcin Iwinski says that it was he who takes full responsibility for Cyberpunk’s problematic launch and asks players not to place blame on any development teams. In his statement, Marcin admits that the studio heads underestimated the challenges that would come with releasing Cyberpunk 2077 for previous generation consoles. According to him, most by now well-known issues did not show up during testing.
Here’s a full statement:
In other words, CD Projekt Red is not done with Cyberpunk 2077 just yet and plans to roll out many more fixes that hopefully will bring the game on par with the player’s expectations. Marcin Iwinski says that patches can be expected on a regular basis and the first one is coming in the next 10 days. It will be followed up by another, more significant one in the following weeks.
There’s also some news for the upcoming free DLC and next-gen console version. In the official post over at Cyberpunk’s website features this bit of information and an updated content roadmap:
“We’re still planning on releasing free DLC for the game, just like with The Witcher 3. However, we have decided that our priority is working on the most important fixes and updates. We will be releasing free DLC afterwards — we’ll have more to say about that in the coming months.
For those who are playing the game on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility, we are planning the free, next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Series consoles, and PlayStation 5, this year. We’re aiming for the second half of the year and we’ll reveal more when we have more to share.”
So yeah. Seems like CDPR treats this situation very seriously and hopes to recapture at least a portion of their fan’s goodwill back. There’s no denying that console gamers are rightfully upset. But hey. at least we finally got our apology and a promise to make things better. That has to be worth something, right?