Giving Up On Cyberpunk 2077 Not An Option, Says CD Projekt Red CEO

Giving Up On Cyberpunk 2077 Not An Option, Says CD Projekt Red CEO
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Speaking with Reuters, CD Projekt Red president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński said that the developer is in it for the long haul when it comes to fixing Cyberpunk 2077.

“I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077,” Kiciński told Reuters. “We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come.”

After numerous delays during development, Cyberpunk 2077 finally arrived on December 10 to widespread criticism. It was a broken, buggy mess on last-generation consoles and generally failed to live up to the high expectations set by CD Projekt’s pre-release marketing campaign. Recent patches have started Cyberpunk 2077 down a long road towards competence, but CD Projekt has taken a massive hit to the reputation it built with The Witcher.

Kiciński also said that CD Projekt has been in touch with Sony, which pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from digital PlayStation storefronts a week after launch.

Last month, CD Projekt announced plans to rethink a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer experience it touted as a standalone project akin to Grand Theft Auto Online before launch. The company also mentioned the adoption of a new production strategy, which includes a diminished focus on promoting games far before they’re ready for public consumption.

CD Projekt is currently working on next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S for release sometime in the second half of 2021. The added horsepower is expected to be an improvement over the experience on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Still, one may argue that many of the game’s problems are intrinsic rather than based on the power of the machine running it.

Comments

  • Sigh. Yeah, but are they talking about bugs and QoL, or are they talking about the deep structural flaws and missing/under-developed features?

    • I’ll take bugs and QoL. It’s not like the world is not already full to overflowing with games that never quite made it to perfect. Sometimers flawed but fun is good enough.

      CD Projekt Red really doesn’t need to be held to a higher standard than every other game development company, ever.

        • I don’t disagree, and in any case, based on CD Projekt Red’s track record I fully expect them to at least make a decent stab at going for the full service version.

          Having said that, there are a hell of a lot of potential gaps to fill and just making what they already have work better and tighter would imho be a much better use of their time than adding flab like completely new extended quest lines, larger maps, more classes, extra mini games and similar bloat. Bigger is very rarely also better.

  • Already finished the game with about 70hrs play, i intent to play it again for hell of it, but im just waiting for all the patches to be applied before i start again

  • this is just a response to PC Gasmers Bullshit article last week basically saying CDPR should just give up on cyberpunk and move on.
    That article was rightly skewed by the readers and on both subreddits and twitters for being a clear attempt at keeping the hate train from loosing steam. The Author of that articleis and was fully aware of the facrt that CDPR has never once given up on a game no matter what the reception it recieved.

    • Seems to be a response to the questions being asked after months of problems and uncertainty, the PC Gamer article was an opinion piece born from the same questions and criticisms.
      There’s no hate train, it’s just a divisive game.

      • no there actually is a hate train going on with the game. It released in an extremely poor state and CDPR has rightfully copped the backlash that should have for the state of the game. PC Gamer on the other has doing everything in their power to keep the hate train going because of the amount of clicks its brought in.

  • Why Doesn’t CD Projekt Red understand? Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t need a bloody multiplayer it’s a single player game END OF STORY???

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