Cyberpunk 2077 Next-gen Update Will Arrive After Free DLC

Yolanda Curtis
January 14, 2021

After more than a month on the market, CD Projekt Red's co-founder Marcin Iwinski took to YouTube, apologizing for the state of their latest game, Cyberpunk 2077. "I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust".

In it, Iwiński tries to address numerous criticisms of the Cyberpunk 2077 since its December 10 release, many of which have revolved around extremely poor performance on PS4 and Xbox One and the fact that the company seemingly tried to hide this version of the game from reviewers prior to release, despite the studio routinely downplaying concerns about how the game played on those platforms.

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Iwiński explained that the reason why there was such a performance gap between PC and last-generation consoles is that the studio wanted to make the best possible version of Cyberpunk 2077 on PC first and then adjust it to fit console hardware.

"We're aiming for the second half of the year and we'll reveal more when we have more to share", the post says, mirror comments made by Iwinski in the video. We made it even more hard for ourselves by first wanting to make the game look epic on PCs and then adjusting it to consoles - especially old-gens.

"Every change and improvement needed to be tested and, as it turned out, our testing did not show a big part of the issues you experienced while playing the game".

CD Projekt RED has published a message and FAQ detailing its "Commitment to Quality" for Cyberpunk 2077 following a rocky launch that led to the game's removal from the PlayStation Store and various refund initiatives. "As we got closer to the final release, we saw significant improvements each and every day, and we really believed we'd deliver in the final day zero update". Similarly, the next-gen updates for Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5 have also been delayed to the second half of 2021, originally slated for release in Q1 2021.

It's no secret that the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was an unmitigated disaster. Namely, on the topic of crunch, CD Projekt claims that avoiding crunch will be a top priority for them in the future.

Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for PS4 (if you can find a physical copy), Xbox One, and PC.

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