Cyberpunk 2077 – not a clean launch (pic: Michael Does Life)
The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles has gone so badly that CD Projekt has needed to supply refunds, with patches persevering with into February.
Cyberpunk 2077 may be the fastest-selling PC game ever however its launch has been one of the vital troubled of any main sport in current historical past, particularly on the extraordinary Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
All variations of the sport have been riddled with bugs however efficiency on the unique Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (i.e. not the extra highly effective PS4 Professional and Xbox One X) has been particularly poor, with damaged graphics and unreliable body charges.
This appears notably unforgiveable given CD Projekt purposefully refused to point out the sport working on the bottom variations of the consoles earlier than launch, a truth they’ve now apologised for.
CD Projekt nonetheless solely ever confirmed the sport working on Xbox One X and PS4 Professional (and Xbox Sequence X and PlayStation 5) just a few weeks earlier than launch, which appears particularly absurd given the sport took eight years to make and has been delayed a number of occasions.
Clearly it ought to’ve been delayed not less than yet one more time however since that second has handed CD Projekt has as an alternative issued an apology for the entire fiasco.
‘We wish to begin by apologising to you for not displaying the sport on base final gen consoles earlier than it premiered and, in consequence, not permitting you to make a extra knowledgeable choice about your buy’, reads the message on Twitter. ‘We should always have paid extra consideration to creating it play higher on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.’
‘We are going to repair bugs and crashes, and enhance the general expertise. The primary spherical of updates has simply been launched and the following one is coming inside the subsequent seven days. Count on extra, as we’ll replace regularly every time new enhancements are prepared,’ continues the textual content.
‘After the vacations, we’ll proceed working – we’ll launch two giant patches with Patch #1 in January. This might be adopted by Patch #2 in February’, guarantees CD Projekt.’
That’s a very long time to attend for a sport to work correctly and so CD Projekt can also be providing refunds on consoles, not less than for the following week.
‘We’d all the time like everybody who buys our video games to be glad with their buy’, reads the tweet. ‘We’d recognize should you would give us an opportunity, however in case you are not happy with the sport in your console and don’t need to watch for updates, you may decide to refund your copy.’
The message suggests refunding the sport the place to procure it, digitally or bodily, and if that doesn’t work then e-mail [email protected] up till December 21.
The entire scenario is all of the extra damning as a result of the issues come regardless of CD Projekt having put their developers through the ‘crunch’ to get the sport completed, regardless of initially promising that they wouldn’t.
Efficiency points at launch do are likely to get forgotten about pretty rapidly, in the event that they’re patched in time, however what was as soon as thought-about to be probably the most anticipated sport of 2020 has change into one thing of a catastrophe and the sport’s complete legacy now hangs within the stability.
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