A series of videos revealing what Cyberpunk 2077 looked like in its earlier phases of development has leaked online as a result of the data breach suffered by CD PROJEKT RED in February. The bug-ridden footage is not only amusing but highly ironic, being that Cyberpunk 2077’s controversy has stemmed largely from its glitches, poor performance, and general lack of quality assurance on certain platforms. There are also a couple of clips comprising a comedy bug montage that CD PROJEKT RED had presumably intended to turn into bonus material, which has now been scrapped for obvious reasons.
Many other games have also included their own “bug reel” videos as bonus extras, but the publication of Cyberpunk’s footage is unlikely to be welcomed by the game’s developer, which is still working to fix the many issues present at launch. A now-deleted tweet from one of the game’s producers appeared to confirm the video’s legitimacy on Sunday, and called it “a fun composition of bug materials collected by QA and developers through years of development.”
Sources: r/GamingLeaksAndRumors, VGC