CD Projekt Red Co-Founder Apologizes For Cyberpunk 2077's Troubled Launch


Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't left the headlines since its launch last month, but the news isn't exactly rosy. In a new developer video, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski addressed the problems while giving fans an idea of what to expect in the coming months in terms of support and content.

Iwinski focuses almost entirely on the poor state in which the game's last-gen console versions launched. Cyberpunk 2077 has been notoriously troubled on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the co-founder cited various developmental issues which contributed to this situation.

Curiously a number of other problems contributing to the swirling controversy around the game are left unmentioned. Bugs, some of which are game breaking, have been frequently reported on every platform, and players have voiced criticisms about the poor AI which is universal and unrelated to the platform the game is being played on.

Additionally, Iwinski also didn't mention the mandatory crunch the developers were subjected to. He did, however, promise multiple times that the team will "work hard" on fixing the current issues. To be fair, he also took responsibility for the launch decision and asked fans not to blame the developers. In the wake of the game's release, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against CDPR by investors.

As for solutions, Iwinski announced the first title update for Cyberpunk 2077. 1.1 will be launched on all platforms in 10 days, on the 24th of January 2021. This major update follows three hotfixes rolled out rapidly after release to patch up as many of the most pressing issues as possible.

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We're curious to see how time and patches with alter the public perception of Cyberpunk 2077. Some games in the past have managed to recover from disastrous launches and even evolve into beloved titles after most of the issues were fixed.

Expect more details about Cyberpunk 2077 Title Update 1.1 as they become available.

Aron Gerencser
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