Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually be a very good game, says CDPR, after recent positive reviews

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Nov 29, 2021 4:11 PM
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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!

Do you think CDPR will be able to redeem themselves after CP2077?

If you played CP2077 for the first time recently what did you think of it?

What are you most interested in for CP2077 in 2022?

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15:37 Nov-30-2021

Next gen patch is only for consoles as it is already its best version on PC. For the PC I would be looking forward to better optimization and fixes.

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10:15 Nov-30-2021

Well then the launch date should have also been eventually...

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11:43 Nov-30-2021

"extended"? And then the fans would be "unpleased", again... 😅

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02:31 Dec-01-2021

Took the words right out of my mouth

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07:19 Nov-30-2021

I spin the game up every now and then and there's barely any NPCs in most places now. There's been a 22kb update every day for the past 6 months that one would expect it would be fixed by now, but that's far from (sarcasm). Next time just don't release on consoles, CDPR... look what it did to you. I loved the game overall at launch, but yeah, they shot themselves in the foot.

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23:49 Nov-29-2021

Add third person mode and I'll be happy.

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22:47 Nov-29-2021

For me, the game was already very good when it came out. I played it day one on PC, I spent 100 hours on it and I was not disappointed at all, despite some flaws.


What am I most interested in for CP2077 in 2022? The next gen upgrade so I can play it again on Series X.

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22:47 Nov-29-2021

Its not 'this game will eventually be good'


it should be 'this game is good at launch'


Games should be made in a completed nonbuggy state. Not 'release now fix later'

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22:35 Nov-29-2021

I still don't think they are even half way there, they did some improvements, but some systems don't need just minor tweaks, they need rework, which is what I doubt they will do. I feel like they will try to polish as much of what they already have and not properly scrap bad systems to replace them with better versions. So I have my doubt this will ever be No Man's Sky type of deal. But more like Mass Effect Andromeda, where they did just enough to fix and tweak worse issues, except without them dropping DLC. Still, CDPR is free to prove me wrong. But they don't look or sound like Hello Games, I don't think people who should realize they royally screwed up actually realized it. I think only people who already knew and couldn't do anything to prevent it, like developers, understand it. But management clearly doesn't. And it is very unfortunate, because I do think CDPR has developers to make great games, however management isn't there yet. Which is sad, but what can I do.... say it is better than GTA remastered trilogy? Well that surely sets bar high. :-D Jokes aside, as usual, time will tell.

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21:53 Nov-29-2021

I actually fall in the category for this article. I watched as countless people spewed their hate over the game running poorly and being riddled with bugs. Anyway, last month I bought it because I got a good deal on it and was willing to try it out. After all, it's been over a year, most companies will have ironed out the worst bugs by then, right? Since then, I have played through the game twice and each time I've encountered numerous bugs and glitches, in each of the playthroughs I even had (different) progress braking ones.


All in all, what lingered with me throughout the whole experience is that I feel like it's supposed to still be in Early Access. Apart from bugs, it feels like it hasn't been properly playtested and overall just rushed to marketing. For such a big hype coming from themselves (big map, lots of content), I feel like it falls short on games like GTAV. The only thing this game has going for it are its graphics.


I could go on, but then it'll turn into a full blown review 😛. Let's just say that you can look at it 2 ways, one year later.



  1. Positively (maybe naive?), meaning that CDPR released a game ahead of its time and asked from hardware what it can't deliver (yet).

  2. Negatively, which seems to be the majority, is that it turned out to a cashgrab by releasing a game that isn't finished yet.

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19:15 Nov-29-2021

F clickbait! "Will be a good game" and "Will be PERCEIVED as a good game" is not the same thing at all! >:(

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10:17 Nov-30-2021

Yeah. There's a big difference between "it's a good game" and "it's been a while and now most people forgot the garbage launch"

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17:22 Nov-29-2021

Man the game looked so beautiful on PC at launch, now it's just a mess.


Ridiculously low draw distance, super annoying pop-in and flickering ad's/roadsigns everywhere. They really nerfed the PC to get the old last gen hardware to run better.


Wish they'd give us back some proper PC ultra settings.

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17:34 Nov-29-2021

wish they didn't touch the pc version until the next-gen one was released

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19:35 Nov-29-2021

i don't think it should have had a last gen version. PC/PS5/XboxWhatever only. so much time wasted developing a game for a dead console gen only led to everyone else getting a bad game

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19:42 Nov-29-2021

what makes you think they "wasted" lot of time developing for older gen consoles? I mean considering how the performance looked on release it's more like they didn't spend any time on them lol.


But even if you ignore all the performance related issues, is it really as good as all the trailers and everything before the release made it seem? From what I've seen, lots of promised features were cut and NPCs/AI feel worse than GTA SA.

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16:20 Nov-29-2021

CDPR should be doing a NMS and adding back in all the obvious cut content from the game for free + the cut multiplayer before they even consider making statements like this

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