CD Projekt co-founder apologises for problematic Cyberpunk 2077 launch in a new video  01/14/2021 03:43:45 

CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin IwiDski has issued a video apologising to players for the problematic launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

In the five-minute clip, IwiDski owned up to the shortcomings of CD Projekt REDs leadership team, explained the issues with development plans and also laid out a roadmap for upcoming hot fixes, patches and DLCs.

Watch the full clip below.

Dear gamers,
Below, youll find CD PROJEKTs co-founders personal explanation of what the days leading up to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 looked like, sharing the studios perspective on what happened with the game on old-generation consoles.

— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 13, 2021

In the clip, IwiDski acknowledged that the released product for consoles was not up to scratch and took the blame for it. He also urged players not to fault his teams for the games persistent issues.

The console version of Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet, IwiDski said. I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry for this, and this video is me publicly owning up to that. Please dont fault any of our teams for what happened.

IwiDski also admits CD Projekt RED bit off more than it could chew when designing the game across PC and consoles. The plan was to build the game for PC and subsequently move it over to the last-gen consoles, but the studio underestimated the task. IwiDski said the main culprit for the issues was the in-gaming streaming system, which is responsible for feeding the engine with what you see on screen.

Towards the end of the clip, IwiDski detailed CD Projekt REDs plan to deliver a suite of hot fixes, patches and DLCs. The studio has released three hot fixes to date, and the co-founder said thats just the beginning. IwiDski told players to expect both bigger and smaller patches on a regular basis.

The first update will be dropping within 10 days, he said. It will be followed by another, more significant one in the following weeks.

IwiDski also said the three free DLCs that were promised to arrive in early 2021 have been delayed so the team can focus on the most important fixes and updates first.

Expect more information in the upcoming months, he said.

Earlier this week,Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, a Polish legal and business newspaper, revealed that Polands Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has stepped in to investigate the games buggy launch, CDPRs plans to fix the game and how refunds are being handled.

Cyberpunk 2077dataminers have also uncovered the first details of the games upcoming multiplayer mode. According to a report by DSO Gaming, whose source was a dataminer who wanted to stay anonymous, the upcoming multiplayer mode will feature two different modes: Heists and Deathmatch.

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