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CD Projekt Believes 'Cyberpunk 2077 Will be Perceived as a Very Good Game in the Long Run'

CD Projekt Believes 'Cyberpunk 2077 Will be Perceived as a Very Good Game in the Long Run' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 November 2021 / 3,875 Views

Cyberpunk 2077 was the most anticipated game of Holiday 2020 and to say it had a rocky launch would be an understatement. The game was practically unplayable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC there were many issues. 

CD Projekt President Adam Kiciński speaking in an interview with Polish website Rzeczpospolita said Cyberpunk 2077 was the most ambitious game in the history of the company and he believes in the long run it will be considered a "very good game."

"Cyberpunk 2077 is the largest, most ambitious and by far the most complex project in our 27-year history,” Kiciński said. "We tried to go a step further in almost every aspect, just like we did with every new Witcher game we released.

CD Projekt Believes 'Cyberpunk 2077 Will be Perceived as a Very Good Game in the Long Run'

"Releasing a game under a new franchise entails many challenges and risks, especially when the concept is so complex. We have brought to life the huge, futuristic Night City, bustling with life, in which non-linear stories of heroes take place. We are proud of many aspects of the game, but – as we know – not everything went our way.

"Nevertheless, the awareness of the Cyberpunk brand that we have managed to build is huge, and the game universe, its characters and detail have fans all over the world. We believe that in the long term Cyberpunk 2077 will be perceived as a very good game and, like our other titles, it will sell for years – especially as the hardware will be more efficient and the game will be improved by us all the time."

Kiciński added there would be no more updates or the game in this year with the next-generation version to release in the first quarter of 2022. 

"The decision to postpone the next-gen version of Cyberpunk was a difficult one, but we are confident that it was the right one, especially since it was clearly recommended by our development team," Kiciński said. "We need the extra time to fine-tune the visuals and performance of the game to be as high quality as possible throughout the game."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Bristow9091 (on 26 November 2021)

Insert Karl Pilkington "Bullshit!" meme here

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Mr Puggsly (on 26 November 2021)

The disaster state it launched in seems to be more interesting than the game. At best, people will remember both.

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Ka-pi96 (on 27 November 2021)

It's just not though, is it?

I've got it on PC so I never experienced the console issues and it has run pretty well from day 1, but it's definitely not "very good". It's average at best. Kind of like a run of the mill Ubisoft game.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 26 November 2021)

Bought it for $10 waiting on that ps5 patch before I touch it. I hope they are eventually right.

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scrapking rapsuperstar31 (on 29 November 2021)

According to the updates I've been seeing on Digital Foundry, it's got a ways to go. It's not even running as well on PS5 (under back-compat) yet as it is on Series S (also under back-compat). For example, on Series S there are lots of NPCs milling about compared to on PS5, where there are hardly any despite the PS5 being significantly more powerful.

So it's still fairly buggy and, even worse, still falling far short of it's marketing promise of a city teeming with activity, and that's especially true on PS4/5. Xbox One offers the worst performance (lowest res, frame-rate), but unfortunately PS4/5 is the experience that's furthest from the gameplay experience promises.

Only Series X|S and (especially) PC are anything close to the promised experience so far, sadly.

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gtotheunit91 (on 26 November 2021)

Yes…..that’s what I want from my single player RPG, or any game in general, that it will eventually be good despite PAYING for it to be good on day 1

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trunkswd gtotheunit91 (on 26 November 2021)

Agreed. Some bugs like we see in Bethesda games are generally within reason. A game that is practically unplayable? Nope.

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mZuzek trunkswd (on 26 November 2021)

Can't speak for console players but when I played this at launch it was just as buggy as some Bethesda games I've played, certainly not 'unplayable'.

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Zippy6 mZuzek (on 26 November 2021)

Same the game was a disaster on consoles but on PC I played a good amount without many issues.

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trunkswd Zippy6 (on 26 November 2021)

I should have put practically unplayable on the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Zkuq trunkswd (on 26 November 2021)

I don't think the bugs you see in Bethesda's games are 'within reason'. They're... tolerable, but I don't think it's reasonable to release games in such a buggy state.

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ClassicGamingWizzz trunkswd (on 27 November 2021)

Within reason? " Some bugs"

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DonFerrari trunkswd (on 30 November 2021)

Not even bugs like the ones in Bethesda I consider within reason. It is just that the fanbase came to accept them.

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Manlytears gtotheunit91 (on 26 November 2021)

Did you forget the /S?
Cause if i buy a game day 1 i want it to be in good shape day 1!! Some minor and rare "bugs" are "ok", but making !@#$!@ and come with "it will eventually be good" is bullshit!
Devs/Publishers need to respect fans, only put your game in the market if it is in good shape! If a game is buggy don't buy it, wait util it get fixed!

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victor83fernandes gtotheunit91 (on 26 November 2021)

Joke's on you, you should know by now you never buy games day 1.

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Chazore (on 27 November 2021)

Still can't believe Kiciński is pulling damage control nearly a year later, instead of y'know, fixing the damn game?.

Interview feels like a super late April fools joke, given how Kiciński thinks the game is practically well loved and received.

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Leynos (on 26 November 2021)

Nah I don't forgive this kinda BS practice. Should be a good day 1. Fuck your roadmap garbage.

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2zosteven (on 26 November 2021)

of course, they do!

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 26 November 2021)

This was the first and FINAL game I ever pre-order!

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scrapking TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 28 November 2021)

Yeah, I agree. Getting so many games on day 1 through Game Pass has cured me of pre-ordering games. I'm now used to trying before I buy. Which is really the way it should ideally be, right?

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TheLegendaryBigBoss scrapking (on 29 November 2021)

Yeah, if only it was. I just fell for the hype like a lot of people and pre-ordered.

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scrapking TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 29 November 2021)

I don't blame you at all, I've done it more times than I can count in the past. I'm glad to be cured of it. :)

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DonFerrari TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 November 2021)

Very few studios have my trust for a pre-order. Still I have pre-ordered Horizon FW and GT7, because well I saved like 20-30% of the price on the pre-order.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss DonFerrari (on 30 November 2021)

Nice, although I'm tempted to pre-order a few games, I'm just going to wait for reviews once the game is out.

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DonFerrari TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 30 November 2021)

That is the right way. I usually even wait like 6 months to a year to buy them a lot cheaper or second hand. I only make an exception for titles I really want to support (or well in the case of a launch, there isn't much option if you want to play titles for the console =p)

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S.Peelman (on 27 November 2021)

I doubt it, first impressions are everything. This didn't have a good one.

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siebensus4 (on 27 November 2021)

I believe that the damage is too big that the reputation of this game can be corrected. It's even hard to gain trust in the company again. But nothing against being optimistic ^^

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padib siebensus4 (on 28 November 2021)

Thankfully they have the Witcher franchise, otherwise this could've spelt doom for them.

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Kakadu18 (on 26 November 2021)

They can take this game and shove it.

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trasharmdsister12 (on 26 November 2021)

It really is a shame that the Witcher 3 is my most played single player game of the generation going by hours, and yet I've owned CP2077 since day 1 and haven't even launched it. I'm waiting for them to not only patch it to fix bugs (I would be playing on a fairly high spec PC where there seems to be fewer issues), but improve the systems. The gameplay I've seen around police and the enemy AI looks atrocious.

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DonFerrari (on 30 November 2021)

Nope it won't ever be considered a great game. It may at most after all the patches become a great game to play, but the whole launch blunder won't allow it to be considered great by consensus (even more because most of the players won't return and will keep their memories from the launch). I'm not even sure how many ears will take for CD projekt to regain their status as a quality studio.

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KrspaceT (on 27 November 2021)

I guess they want to copy No Man's Sky.

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CaptainExplosion (on 26 November 2021)

Uh huh. Yeah. Sure. We'll run with that.

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shikamaru317 (on 26 November 2021)

I enjoyed what I played of it last year on my Series X. Sure it wasn't by any means perfect on a technical level, but the writing and gameplay were good. I decided to wait on the Series X version to finish it, but I'm sure once I finish it I will remember it as a truly great game.

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victor83fernandes (on 26 November 2021)

It is a very good game, only on PC, didn't have any issues with it on PC it is fantastic.

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zero129 (on 27 November 2021)

Like others have said the game is pretty good and has been for a long time on PC. I think their biggest mistake was trying to launch it on last gen consoles. Should of just released the PC version first and then released the next gen console versions and i bet it would of been much better received.

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