The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was one of both wonder and disappointment for many gamers around the world.
Following the official teaser trailer released back in 2013, the hype train for the cyberpunk thriller only grew. And with each new subsequent gameplay reveal trailer in 2018 and 2019, its popularity among the gaming demographic reached astronomical proportion.
The first sign of trouble began with the game getting delayed four times in a row. On top of that, global pandemic also affected its development in many ways. After all that hurdle, CD Projekt miraculously managed to release the game on December 10, 2020.
While the review of the PC port of the game garnered some much-deserved accolade, despite launching with some major bugs, the same can’t be said about its console counterpart. Especially, in the last-gen consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One, Cyberpunk 2077 was dipping down to 15 FPS.
Needless to say, both Sony and Microsoft removed the old gen port from their respective online digital stores. Since the release, CD Projekt released 3 hotfixes that fixed some of the major issues that players were facing. But more updates are already on their way.
Marcin Iwiński apologized for the botched release of Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt even released a roadmap containing all of their future updates. After its unplayable console port was removed from the digital stores, CD Projekt also faced a public class-action lawsuit. Following all that debacle, one of the founders of the company Marcin Iwiński made a public apology video explaining their side of the story.
Marcin Iwiński explained how they underestimated the whole process and the pandemic didn’t help either. While they are proud of their PC port of the game, their console port on the last-gen requires a lot of polish.
Later, he ended the clip by assuring everyone that they are currently working on making the console port of the game more playable. And more information regarding all the DLC and other future projects will be revealed soon.