Cyberpunk 2077 released in December 2020 and while many of us were expecting the game of the generation, it was far from it. The game is riddled with bugs, missing mechanics and some major performance issues on the base PS4 and Xbox One. Long story short, CD Projekt RED issued an apology, Sony and Microsoft refunded players and now we are all waiting for the so-called “updates” which the developer promised would arrive in early 2021.
Since publishing this article, CD Projekt RED has addressed the so-called report claiming that it is not true. The developer spoke out on Twitter with the following statement;
Normally we don’t comment on rumors but this time we wanted to make an exception as this story is simply not true.https://t.co/JuOTY2qJbM
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 6, 2021
However, it seems that Cyberpunk 2077 is quite far off the mark when it comes to the game’s experience and the developer is aiming to bring it up to standard by June 2021. According to a report from an anonymous CD Projekt RED developer, the studio morale is at an all-time low following the class-action lawsuit, refunds and overall player feedback received in the past few weeks.
The developer claims that there’s a massive update in the works for the game which is expected to land before June 2021. This update will sort out all of the bugs and bring the cut content back into the game. Before that happens CDPR will patch in cosmetics overhauls and other quality-of-life changes. The bad news, according to the report, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be the complete game until the end of 2021.
The developer says that the game is far off from what it was originally meant to be and the 2018 E3 build was a much better game. For example, players could enter hundreds of apartments which are currently “locked” and loot them for supplies. CDPR also cut around 50,000+ line of dialogue which may be patched into the game. NPC AI, which is currently pathetic, was meant to adapt to the world around them. Players could sit back and witness all sorts of live-action events take place include gang violence in certain areas. Players could then interfere in the fight or simply watch the chaos unfold. There’s also mention of three different cab companies in Night City which all offered whole dialogue conversations with players and even quests to take on.
According to the developer, CD Projekt RED will overhaul the game’s code. However, all upcoming content and updates for PS4 and Xbox One will be worked on separately while the Xbox Series X and PS5 code will have its own team. The developer claims that while the launch for the game was rough, it was necessary to show the execs the massive issues which the developers warned them about. They also claim that they have been fighting back since the release and the directors and senior devs are taking flak for the team.
Keep in mind that while this sounds legit, it could be completely fake too. The developer wishes to remain anonymous so take this with a pinch of salt.