Cyberpunk 2077 will live up to what CD Projekt Red promised, says CEO

Written by Stuart Thomas on Tue, Jun 1, 2021 4:15 PM
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CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated cyberpunk action adventure game was met with mixed success late last year. Although the game sold incredibly well and broke PC records, the actual performance of the game was a very different story. Since then CD Projekt Red have now once again reaffirmed their commitment to making it just as players expected it to be.

Back in April, CDPR already stated that they are committed to ‘fixing’ the PC and console versions of Cyberpunk 2077, and now in their latest Q1 earnings report once again reaffirmed that commitment, as well as some interesting news about CDPR’s plans for future games.

We intend to live up to what we promised our gamers in January,” said President and CEO of CD Projekt, Adam Kicinski. “While we already see major improvements, a large part of the team continues to work on making sure that Cyberpunk provides even better entertainment to gamers.

CD Projekt Red recently announced their plans to move onto parallel game development, essentially working on multiple titles at once. Though that will start in 2022 as Kicinski stated, “nearly half” of all developers on CP2077 are still working on the game, fixing bugs and working on new versions like the upcoming next-gen console update.

However, smaller development teams have now already been moved onto pre-production for some new unannounced projects. Though Kicinski did not want to elaborate further, saying they didn’t want to “pre-announce” anything reflecting back to what CDPR said before about re-evaluating their game development strategies including marketing, and announcing games much closer to launch now.

In terms of when we’ll actually hear anything about these new projects, Kicinski stated that the full transformation to parallel development won’t start until 2022, so the end of 2022 at the earliest is when we’ll likely hear anything more about these new projects.

There are teams, smaller teams, in transformation, preparing to work on such content,” Kicinski said. “Next year is the year when we want to do discrete teams and work full-scale—of course, depending on the project and the different phases on future triple-A content.

What do you think? Can Cyberpunk 2077 ever live up to what CDPR promised? Do you think its too far gone for CP2077? Or can it redeem itself? Are you excited for upcoming DLCs and expansions? And what do you think their next unannounced projects are? Let us know!

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21:00 Jun-03-2021

Hey, maybe they'll add that subway/train system into one of their updates... or maybe it'll be packaged as DLC.

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11:55 Jun-03-2021

No way!It died a long time ago!
Here is a 44! pages of "MISSING FEATURES "!


MENTIONED BUT MISSING FEATURES LIST


It's on the official forum and yet not a single word from CDPR!
Never trusting them with anything,even Witcher 4....ever!

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02:25 Jun-05-2021

Appreciate the link.
Bookmarking it for posterity

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09:20 Jun-02-2021

The CEO is saying this because he wants to increase sales of cyberpunk 2077 as the sales are down lately..nice play mr ceo...

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02:15 Jun-03-2021

Standard corpo practices.

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02:15 Jun-02-2021

There a reason that graph doesn't show %....

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11:44 Jun-02-2021

yeah also im probably dumb but according to that chart, after each 1.2 1.21 1.22 updates there were increase in crashing? That whole "graph" seems so abstract that its basically useless... idk
Also how the whole crashing data was generated? seems like damage control to me rather than decent report

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16:38 Jun-02-2021

The "increase" in crashing I'd guess is the fact that more people would try the game out after a new patch to see what changed (also youtubers and journos would have to go back in and test/bench/etc after each patch), which boosts the crash report count and then dies down again until the next patch, when people jump back in for a few days.

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17:30 Jun-02-2021

Hmm if the graph is based on reports per days or whatever then im not sure how accurate/useful whole graph is... hmm like if less people play, then they get fewer reports and if more people play then they get more reports? but it doesnt mean that the patch made any significant difference, it just shows player population? or im not getting something?

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17:43 Jun-02-2021

I really don't know what the graph even aims at, it's bad and has no points of reference other than speculation. Marketing/shareholder BS as usual. The only thing I can think of is what I already said about the number of people playing the game, since it consistently goes down and only spikes around patch releases. If you look closely - there are also periodic spikes for January playerbase, which I'd guess would be weekends - when more people play games.
These things make me think the way I do on this one, but what the reality is - who knows...

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18:38 Jun-02-2021

yeah seems like

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02:14 Jun-03-2021

@Xquatrox
You've summed it up very well.

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01:16 Jun-02-2021

No It won't lmao

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22:44 Jun-01-2021

Right,because I totally trust same people who said that it runs "surprisingly well" on consoles, same people who sent no console copies to reviewers to hide real state of the game, same people who ordered reviewers to only use footage from marketing material in attempt to hide bugs,... shall I go on or have we established how NOT trustworthy they are? LIke don't get me wrong,I do hope they fix it.

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22:46 Jun-01-2021

No one wins if they don't. So yes, I do hope they end up proving my cynicism wrong. But I just can't trust them. They went far and beyond even "evil" AAA publishers with lies. And if you are enjoying the game, that is great, I am happy for you. But until things get fixed and improved, till game gets those 2 missing years of development, no amount of DLC, free or otherwise, will help it for me.

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22:48 Jun-01-2021

So currently I am not excited at all for expansions or DLC. But I do hope they deliver, because it would be huge win for everyone. I just doubt it. And that is the loss they won't see with CP2077, it got sold on lies and they patted themselves on the backs for record profits and blamed QA department for issues, despite them screaming back how bad stage game was in.

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22:50 Jun-01-2021

Still, I do hope things improve, even if I am not believer, because as said, it would be better for everyone. Players get fixed game to enjoy, everyone gets great game that CP could be, if given time. Plus developers get better management with more realistic expectations, less crunch and better work conditions. It just feels like utopia we will never have... sadly.

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21:51 Jun-01-2021

What they promised was basically a different game. It's going to be up to another studio to execute what CDPR envisioned under a different IP of course.

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18:55 Jun-01-2021

Oh I'm sure it'll get fixed...by someone at some point...but will I live to see the day?

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17:57 Jun-01-2021

I'm satisfied with what I got, so much in fact that I got a bunch of copies. But, this game is never going to be what they promised, there's just to much stuff that they can't just add to the game with updates. Maybe they can work on a sequel or expansion while still using the current Night City map, but with actual content and the stuff they promised.

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16:20 Jun-01-2021

maybe in a sequel. this game is FAR from what was promised. less talk more action.

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18:00 Jun-01-2021

With a trend that cdprojectred makes games i wouldnt think next game is going to be an exception, witcher 1 was extremely broken tho the company was very very small at the time, so it was understandable, i have no recollections about witcher 2, but witcher 3 was buggy as well, cyberbug was hmm... oh.. sorry cyberPUNK was/is buggy af with missing promised features and the next game? is it going to be THE one? i highly doubt it

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16:19 Jun-01-2021

The middle poll isnt working for me, other than that i realy hope cp will be fixed, but definately wont get up there

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18:56 Jun-01-2021

The middle poll was made by CDPR.

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