Cyberpunk Apologizes for Disastrous Console Game Release

The year 2021 was awful for many reasons, but in the gaming industry, the story that was on everyone’s lips was the bungled release of Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated games of all time. It’s fair to say that the game, which was released in December but later removed from the PlayStation shop because of issues, didn’t quite live up to expectations.

Marcin Iwiski, a co-founder of CD Projekt Red, made an appearance in a video that was shared on Twitter in an effort to explain the disaster. However, the open apology has led to more questions than it has answered.

“The console version of Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet,” Iwi?ski confesses. “I, and the entire leadership team, are deeply sorry for this, and this video is me publicly owning up to that. Myself and the board are the final decision-makers, and it was our call to release the game.”

Iwiski apologizes but then shockingly reveals that the next-generation version won’t be available until at least “the second half of the year” (for PS5 and Xbox Series X). It’s a little perplexing to find that Cyberpunk 2077 will only be available as a previous-generation game for conceivably the entirety of the first year of its life despite being hailed as one of the most ambitious and physically stunning displays of next generation gaming.

Speaking of unclear, the CD Projekt Red team revealed a roadmap (below) for when Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming updates (i.e., bug fixes) will be delivered. Which is all well and good, but since it’s a chronology without any specific dates, we have to question whether we’ll ever get to experience Cyberpunk as it was meant.

Sadly, it appears that Cyberpunk 2077 could have been among the most artistic video games ever created. It promised a lush, meticulously detailed open-world dystopia from the creator of the astounding The Witcher video games. However, the game was just not ready for release last year, as evidenced by the laundry list of annoying (and frequently amusing) issues. It seems sense that reimbursements for the game are being offered by Sony, Microsoft, and Steam.

Nevertheless, if the game receives enough upgrades, it might eventually realize its full potential; but, given CD PROJEKT’s hazy roadmap, the real question is: when? However, given how in-demand the PS5 is right now (see out our PS5 restock guide for the best locations to find one), perhaps by the time you manage to secure one, Cyberpunk 2077 will have made it to next-generation consoles. Another concern entirely is whether it will actually be playable. Read more PC games news here at Daman Games Tips.

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