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CDPR Says it “Became Cool” to Dislike Cyberpunk 2077 at Launch

CD Projekt RED still believes Cyberpunk 2077 was a good game at launch. In an interview with, communication boss Michał Platkow-Gilewski says he believes the game was in a much better state than it was portrayed.

If you remember back to 2020 when Cyberpunk 2077 was released, it was anything but “in a better state”. The game was plagued with bugs, performance issues and half-baked features. Gamers weren’t delusional, Cyberpunk 2077 wasn’t a good game. There’s still some debate about whether or not the game is actually better in 2023 but each to their own.

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Gilewski seems to think hating Cyberpunk 2077 became a “cool” thing to do. So much so that gamers simply jumped on the bandwagon to spread online hate for it when the game was in a much better state than it was portrayed.

“I actually believe Cyberpunk on launch was way better than it was received, and even the first reviews were positive. Then it became a cool thing not to like it. We went from hero to zero really fast. That was the tough moment. We didn’t know what was happening. We knew that the game is great, yes we can improve it, yes we need to take time to do it, and we need to rebuild some stuff. That took us a lot of time, but I don’t believe we were ever broken. We were always like: Let’s do this.”

Cyberpunk 2077 went through a rough development process. Insider reports claimed that the game only had 4 years of development, most of the trailers and demos were fake and that mismanagement of the game resulted in an early launch with most features cut out.

It was a historic failure. So much so that the game was removed from the PlayStation Store and refunds were offered across all gaming platforms. But CDPR thinks it was “in a better state”. Whatever helps them sleep at night.

CDPR is gearing up to release the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion in September.


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