Fri, 23 Apr 2021

Cyberpunk 2077's launch was a huge lesson for developer CDPR

Cyberpunk 2077's launch was a huge lesson for developer CDPR

CD Projekt Red's latest action RPG title Cyberpunk 2077 is infamous for its disastrous launch. From announcement to launch, Cyberpunk 2077's journey was far from ideal. CDPR encountered several problems with the development and as a result, they had to delay CP2077's launch.

To keep the hype train running, CDPR gave glimpses of the features and gameplay of CP2077 through their Night City Wire series. Through NCW episodes, CDPR gave irked fans something to look forward to. Players were treated to information about the history, gangs, districts, and vehicles of the Night City.

Acknowledging CP2077's rocky launch

The game finally came out in December 2020 on Windows, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia. Upon release, both CDPR was subjected to harsh criticism as CP2077 was full of bugs and glitches especially on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Sony even went on to remove the game from the PlayStation store.

But CDPR was quick to acknowledge the rocky launch and went on to apologize for the same. The developer now says that they have learned their lesson. In their financial briefing for FY2020, CDPR says “We managed to introduce a new IP to the market and to the minds of gamers around the globe. Now with The Witcher franchise, we have two strong pillars on which to build the future of CD Projekt. But of course, as well know not everything went as planned. It has been a huge lesson for us that we shall never forget.”

Staying committed to the game 

Last week, CDPR's joint chief executive Adam Kicinski confirmed that they have no plans to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. "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," he said.

The developer has already released a roadmap for updates that will come to the game in 2021. Fans can hope that when CDPR is through with all the updates for CP2077, they will get to experience a game that was promised- full of action and without any bugs.