After a troublesome launch, the latest release from developer CD Projekt Red has seen a lot of positive reviews in the last few days thanks to the recent Black Friday/Autumn sales events. As such, CDPR has stated that they believe Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually “be perceived as a very good game.”
The recent positive reviews for Cyberpunk 2077 has now brought it up to a “Very Positive” rating on Steam with 84% positive reviews out of 23,633 at the time of writing. It also remains as the number 1 global top seller on Steam after a round of discounts this weekend. In a recent interview, Adam Kicinski, the President of CDPR, said:
“Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest, most ambitious and definitely the most complicated project in our 27-year history. In almost every aspect, we tried to take it a step further, just as we’ve done with every Witcher game we’ve released. Releasing a game in a new franchise brings many challenges and risks, especially when the concept is so complex. We brought to life a huge, vibrant futuristic city called Night City, where the characters’ non-linear stories take place.”
“We’re proud of many aspects of the game, but as we know, not everything went our way. Nevertheless, the brand awareness of Cyberpunk that we’ve managed to build is huge, and the game universe, its characters and details have fans all over the world. We believe that in the long run Cyberpunk 2077 will be perceived as a very good game, and like our other titles, it will sell for years – especially as the hardware gets more powerful over time and we improve the game.”
Kicinski also touched on the recent delay for the next-gen console version of CP2077, and reiterated that more patches will be coming in 2022, both of which are planned for the first quarter. Additional DLC content will be coming later in 2022.
“The decision to postpone the next-gen version of Cyberpunk was a difficult one, but we are confident that it was the right one, especially since it was clearly recommended by our development team,” Kicinski said. “We need the extra time to fine-tune the visuals and performance of the game to be as high quality as possible throughout the game.”
What do you think? Do you agree that Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually be good? Did you play the game for the first time recently? How was your experience overall? And has CDPR’s reputation been tarnished for good? Or will they be able to redeem themselves somehow? Let us know!