Follow-up trailers to this first announcement showed even more potential for a game that garnered so much attention and fanfare.
CD Projekt Red is a well-respected studio that brought us one of the best RPGs to date in The Witcher 3. There wasn’t a need to question their lofty goals for Cyberpunk 2077 despite how many times it was delayed.
Fans believed they could come through on all of the promises they were making. Unfortunately, the game didn’t have a smooth launch at all.
It was plagued with severe bugs that swiftly started circulating throughout the gaming community. Next-gen console players haven’t had as many issues. The main dilemma seems to involve consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. From car glitching to cops spawning into walls, Cyberpunk 2077 on the older consoles hasn’t gone over well at all.
Naturally, CD Projekt Red immediately came under fire by the gaming industry. It looks like they put the game out far sooner than it should have released. Some have come to their defense considering the amount of delays they already suffered and the tremendous pressure put upon them to make back some profit.
Cyberpunk 2077 sold really well out of the gate, but the good faith that the developer built over these last few years seems to have fell by the wayside thanks to the buggy and stressful launch.
The game has been taken down on multiple platforms and now, CD Projekt Red could suffer legal blowback from investors. Reports are going around that a class-action lawsuit could be coming the developer’s way because of the potential misrepresentation of Cyberpunk 2077.
It seems like the hits just keep coming for a developer that could do no wrong before Cyberpunk 2077’s release. It’s still early, but this looks to be like a devastating blow for CD Projekt Red. They had such high expectations for the game, but not developing it properly for older systems may have lead to their downfall — at least temporarily.
They’re still trying to iron out issues with regular patches. It’s not all bad news though. There are many that have enjoyed this game up to this point, whether it’s the massive scale of Night City or the endless side quest options.
There is fun to be had in Cyberpunk 2077. If you can look past the glitches or just wait until everything is more refined, then this definitely is a game worth checking out at some point. For CD Projekt Red, they have a lot of ground to make up for.