Four months have nearly passed since the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Despite being a decent game at its core, its sheer number of bugs, glitches, and overall lack of polish sent the internet into a frenzied fiasco. You couldn’t turn open social media or browse the web without breaking news about Cyberpunk 2077 flashing before your eyes. The situation grew only worse as CD Projekt Red received wave after wave of misfortune in the form of bad press, stock price drops, lawsuits, and even hostile hackers.
Despite all the external (and self-afflicted) adversity, Adam Kicinski, the head of CD Projekt Red, has declared that the studio has no plans of shelving Cyberpunk 2077. In an interview with Reuters, Kicinski stated,
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.”
With the recent 1.2 Patch, Kicinski hopes Cyberpunk 2077 can soon return to the PlayStation store and mend their “friendly relations” with Sony. CDPR still stands firm on its decision to discontinue any developments regarding the multiplayer version of the game. Kicinski told Reuters that the company’s primary focus will be single-player titles for now while holding off on riskier multiplayer projects. Learning from its past mistake with Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR says it will refrain from disclosing information about its plans for upcoming games, showcasing them when the time is right instead.
With a strong focus on fixing and improving Cyberpunk 2077 for the long term, there’s shared optimism in the game’s community that it will someday become the legendary masterpiece that Witcher 3 turned out to be. Like the great comeback of No Man’s Sky, perhaps Cyberpunk 2077, too, holds a bright future in the years ahead.
What are your thoughts on the current state of Cyberpunk 2077 and its follow-up fixes? Are you hopeful for the future of its development? Let us know in the comments!