CD Projekt Red have shared they will now push back the free DLC release in order to focus on fixing the game.
Cyberpunk 2077’s Free DLC Now Coming After Major Fixes
In a recent video which feature CD Projekt Red’s co-founder Marcin Iwiński, who shared an apology about the issues that Cyberpunk 2077 had at launch.
The video was shared on the developer Twitter account and the official Cyberpunk 2077 account. Iwiński has taken full responsibility for the game’s state at release, sharing “Myself and the board are the final decision makers and it was our call to release the game.” He also stated that the studio will do its best “to regain your trust”.
The video also breaks down the technical aspects for Cyberpunk 2077’s main issues, also sharing that they “really believed we’d deliver in the final day zero update.” However this was not the case and “testing did not show a big part of the issues…” This led to a delay in console review codes as they were still trying to fix the many problems until the “very last minute”.
A lot of the issues arose from the CD Projekt Red team working from home during the pandemic, which also means a lot of difficulties in development.
Below, you’ll find CD PROJEKT’s co-founder’s personal explanation of what the days leading up to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 looked like, sharing the studio’s perspective on what happened with the game on old-generation consoles. pic.twitter.com/XjdCKizewq
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 13, 2021
Iwiński also shared the plan for the upcoming free downloadable content which was announced towards the end of last year. The DLC which was expected to release in 2021 is not the main focus, as the studio plans to concentrate on the “most important fixes and updates first”. As for when we’ll be hearing more about the DLC, that will be in the upcoming months. The plan now for the DLC is for “the second half of the year”.
CD Projekt Red have released a roadmap which includes “multiple updates & improvements” over the course of 2021. The first update will be coming in just over a week:
“The first update will drop in thein the next 10 days, and it will be followed by a larger, more significant update, in the weeks after. Our plans for supporting Cyberpunk 2077 in the long-term are unchanged, and we will continue to introduce updates and patches to give all players across all consoles and PCs a better experience with the game.”
It’s definitely been a bumpy launch for the developer, hopefully they can roll out the necessary fixes needed for the game, meaning the PS4 digital listing can return to the PS store, after Sony pulled the game after many sought refunds.
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