It’s safe to say that Cyberpunk 2077 having a rocky launch is an understatement, with CD Projekt Red issuing refunds and the game pulled from the PlayStation Store after it was found to have numerous bugs, glitches and performance problems, especially on lower-end consoles.
CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski has given a statement on behalf of the team as to why the game ran poorly and what plans are moving forward. You can watch the video below.
Right now, the team is also working on releasing more hotfixes to improve performance and remove glitches. Thetwo major patches previously discussed and slated for January and February are also still being worked on. Free DLC is still coming later in 2021 though pushed back somewhat, while the free next-generation enhancement, which takes full advantage of the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5 hardware, is coming at some point in the second half of 2021.
Cyberpunk 2077 has seen a wide, wide range of different reviews, with the world’s writing and detail (on high-end PCs) praised while issues such as the representation of women or trans individuals were criticized. In spite of its launch woes, Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 13 million copies so far, with refunds taken into account for that number.