Nearly a year into its release date, Cyberpunk 2077 still hasn't recovered from its messy launch. To date, CD Projekt Red continues to put in a lot of effort to fix all of the issues that continue to plague Cyberpunk 2077.
Whether or not that is going to come sooner or later is up in the air. However, what is certain is that CD Projekt Red is moving on with a new game director going forward.
Who Is the Cyberpunk 2077 New Game Director?
According to a report from GamesIndustry, CD Projekt Red has appointed Gabriel Amatangelo as Cyberpunk 2077's new Game Director. At the same time, former Quest Director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz will step down from his former position and leave CD Projekt Red.
Understandably, some fans are expressing concern about such a monumental move. However, this is actually not uncommon. In fact, bringing in Gabriel could end up benefitting Cyberpunk 2077 in the long run.
At the moment, CD Projekt Red has spent more than half a year trying to fix Cyberpunk 2077 and they've somewhat succeeded. Although the game still hasn't been completely fixed, it is mostly in a playable state now. It's only a matter of time before Cyberpunk 2077 becomes relatively free of bugs. This is where Gabriel comes in.
Gabriel previously worked on game expansions for Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: The Old Republic. This means that bringing him in as the new Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director could signal that CDPR is preparing to launch the long overdue DLCs for the game.
Of course, this has yet to be confirmed. Right now, CDPR is wise to focus on fixing Cyberpunk 2077. After all, while it is in a playable state on the PC, there are still numerous complaints about crashes and issues. Most of it seems to be on the PlayStation 4, which is probably why Sony has yet to relist Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation Store.
If it's any consolation, it is nice to know that CDPR is looking forward to a future for Cyberpunk 2077. However, it has a lot of work to do first before it joins the ranks of No Man's Sky as games that turned things around after disastrous launches.
It'll be interesting to see if bringing in Gabriel will change anything. So far, CDPR has yet to reassure fans of what they can expect from Cyberpunk 2077 going forward. The roadmap is pretty vague and there isn't really a clear timeline as to what's coming to Cyberpunk 2077 and when. But, then again, fans are still holding out hope for CDPR considering that something similar happened to The Witcher 3.
Whether or not CDPR will turn things around with Cyberpunk 2077 or not, only time will tell.