Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Perceived as a Very Good Game in the Long Run Claims CD Projekt RED President

Cyberpunk 2077 'Will Be Perceived as a Very Good Game' in the Long Run, Claims CD Projekt RED President

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Richard Walker

Cyberpunk 2077 will be “perceived as a very good game” and “will sell for years”, CD Projekt RED president Adam Kiciński has stated in an interview, as the developer continues to work on the game's various issues, following a difficult launch last year.

Talking to Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita (via VGC), Kiciński acknowledged the “many challenges and risks” that came with making Cyberpunk 2077, a game he dubbed “the biggest, most ambitious and definitely the most complicated project in our 27-year history”. Kiciński added that he's proud of the game, despite “not everything” going the way the developer had planned.

“We’re proud of many aspects of the game, but as we know, not everything went our way," he said. “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.”

He continued: “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.

“We’re working on updates all the time, and we’re also working on a version for the latest generation of consoles. Of course, the original release taught us a lot. It gave us a kick and motivated us to make changes that will make us better in the future.”

Last month, CD Projekt RED announced delays to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions of Cyberpunk 2077, as well as planned free DLC and further updates to the game being pushed into next year. There will be no further updates to Cyberpunk 2077 this year, with the new-gen versions of the game and any subsequent patches or DLC set to arrive 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,” Kiciński explained. “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.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions scheduled for Q1 2022. You can read our review here.

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  • i would laugh if i wasn't still angry over the xbox one version.
  • I honestly think it was an amazing game I enjoyed everything except the endings
  • I'm playing and finding it really good.
  • It is a great game. I played it on One X and apart from a few minor crashes and glitches, it was fantastic. Unfortunately, without a full respec option or a way to reset content for endgame, it’s gonna sit there until the updates start to drop in the new year. Was really hoping for a NG+ before year’s end… oh well…
  • I loved Cyberpunk (I've had more issues with Yakuza Like a Dragon or Control XS then Cyberpunk) The only problems with the game is some things are so hidden or only have one chance to do it, it really hurts the game's pacing being forced to read a guide to have the experience you want. I can't wait for NG+ and story expanding DLC.
  • I will pop a bottle of champagne when CDPR is finally bankrupt, I wish them only the worst.
  • @King Kennie they will most certainly not go bankrupt, the game is buggy yes but it's still an excellent game. People like yourself only made the situation worse by running out and buying the game in the millions even after the bugs were known and refunds were a thing. This is the same developer that gave us The Witcher 3 not so long ago so they can make 1 mistake and be forgiven in my opinion.
  • @darth straya

    They run GOG and are the largest or second largest(Depending on what source you read) gaming company in Europe. Not going anywhere
  • It may eventually be perceived as a good game, true. But if he thinks players will ever forget or that the company will ever recover in the minds of gamers, he's sadly very mistaken. Some damage to a reputation can never be recovered from. They may as well be Activision or Ea in the minds of the people now.
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