The Cyberpunk 2077 controversy continues. In a video published to the game’s official YouTube channel today, CD PROJEKT RED co-founder Marcin Iwiński offered a public apology for the disastrous console versions of Cyberpunk 2077, which have been criticized for game-breaking bugs and terrible performance that fell far short of the Polish developer’s quality standards.
“I, and the entire leadership team, are deeply sorry for this and this video is me publicly owning up to that,” Iwiński said. “Please don’t fault any of our teams for what happened. They all are incredibly talented and hard working. Myself and the board are the final decision makers and it was our call to release the game.”
Iwiński goes on to explain how CD PROJEKT RED intends to fix Cyberpunk 2077 and win back the confidence of fans. The company will be releasing at least two major patches in the near future (patch 1.1 and patch 1.2), which should address the major bugs and crash issues affecting the current version of the game. An updates roadmap has also revealed that the game will be receiving multiple improvements all throughout the year, alongside free DLCs and next-gen console updates.
“Please expect bigger and smaller patches on a regular basis,” Iwiński said.” The first update will be dropping within 10 days and it will be followed by another, more significant one in the following weeks. As for the free DLCs, our initial plan was to deliver them just after the release, much like we did with The Witcher 3. We decided to focus on the most important fixes and updates first and will be releasing the DLCs afterwards. Expect more information in the upcoming months. For those of you playing on next-gen consoles in back compatibility you can still expect the free next gen update for Xbox Series consoles and PlayStation 5 arriving in 2021. We are aiming at the second half of the year.”
Earlier this week, national legal newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (via benchmark.pl) reported that Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection UOKiK would be keeping tabs on CD PROJEKT to ensure that it remains true to its word and provides fixes to Cyberpunk 2077 as promised.
“We ask the entrepreneur to explain the problems with the game and the actions taken by him,” a spokesman said. “We will check how the manufacturer is working on introducing corrections or solving difficulties that prevent the game from playing on different consoles, but also how it intends to act in relation to people who have complained and are dissatisfied with the purchase due to the inability to play the game on their equipment despite the manufacturer’s previous assurances.”
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