It seems that the consequences of the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 are going to be more negative than positive for CD Projekt Red, at least from the point of view of its corporate image. It is no longer a secret that the game has many bugs, and that most are concentrated on PS4 and Xbox One that can barely run the game well.
While the criticism goes back and forth and now CDPR offers refunds and Sony and Microsoft deny them, now it is OpenCritic that points to the Polish studio and accuses it of acting dishonestly with the PS4 and Xbox One versions and now the game will have a warning on the OpenCritic website
We’re adding a warning to the Cyberpunk 2077 page regarding the Xbox One and PS4 versions. pic.twitter.com/fZ57F6BHWJ
— OpenCritic (@Open_Critic) December 14, 2020
Protecting your integrity
This is something we all know (the game was never shown running on those consoles) but Open Critic is the first large body to point directly to the studio and even claims that the developers actively and intentionally hid the versions that were played worse to obtain top marks in places like Metacritic and OpenCritic.
According to this website, CDPR prohibited the publication of analyzes with its own images and required that players test the game on high-end PCs and use images provided by the study itself. The accusations are quite strong and are not confirmed, but there are not few media that narrate events similar to those that OpenCritic claims.
The ad points out the disparity between the PC versions and the consoles, and warns buyers that the good marks come from the PC version. With this notice the website hopes to maintain its credibility as many players have complained that the reviews have been very permissive with CD Projekt Red errors.
Cyberpunk is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Stadia, and GeForce Now. Right now the streaming versions are proving to be more valid than the PS4 and Xbox One versions, which leaves CDPR in a very bad place.