The controversy after the release of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ itches and spreads. CD Projekt Red’s flagship game continues to receive criticism due to its performance on PS4 and Xbox One consoles. We now know that CEO Adam Kicinski admitted that they worked on updating the game on their last-generation console versions until the last minute. before its launch.
This means that the game never reached its gold phase on PS4 and Xbox One, but was intended for high-end PCs and next-generation consoles. This is a very serious mistake as the game was touted as the last major release for the last generation of consoles.
Kicinski confirmed that they thought they could fix the bugs of the PS4 and Xbox One versions in time and thus avoid problems. The Metacritic scores show that the game is broken on PS4 and Xbox One. In both cases they do not exceed 55 points, so the overall score will also drop from its current 89 points.
Disappointment of the year
The presence of so many errors in a game that was originally due to go on sale in April of this year is striking. Kicinski knows they played down the bugs and focused on releasing the game on the last promised date.
Reviewers of the game on PS4 and Xbox One received it just one day before launch, so it was too late to try to fix any issues. Kicinski admitted that the problem is not due to understaffing, but to poor strategy on the part of CD Projekt Red.
The pandemic also played a determining factor, but it is still no excuse to offer such a defective product for $ 60 after eight years in development.