Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that comes to mind when one thinks of a disastrous video game launch. CD Projekt Red's ambitious action RPG stirred up quite the hype in the gaming community but the game did not stand up to the hype. The development process hit several bumps due to which the game's launch was delayed and when Cyberpunk 2077 finally hit the stores in December 2020, it was full of bugs and glitches, especially on consoles. Cyberpunk 2077 was also pulled out of the PlayStation Store.
Despite the rocky launch, the developer has remained committed to improving the game and CDPR's joint chief executive Adam Kicinski said that they have no plans to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. In an interview with Reuters, he said "I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come."
Smooth sailing for Cyberpunk 2077 ahead?
Following the launch, CDPR has launched several hotfixes and patches to address issues in Cyberpunk 2077. The game is not as buggy on PC as it is on consoles. Cyberpunk 2077 is available for purchase on the Steam store where it has mostly positive reviews. People are still enjoying Cyberpunk 2077's single-player narrative and exploring the game's vast open-world in futuristic rides. A standalone multiplayer version of the game was planned but CDPR cancelled the idea as they thought it would be "risky for the company".
CDPR has already revealed the roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077. Fans can expect more updates that will deliver a better gameplay experience.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure game that is developed and published by CD Projekt Red. It is available to play on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and Stadia. CP2077 is also planned to release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this year.