Since launching Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has had a tough few months. The game launched with the developer having to apologize for the state of the game on last-gen systems. This was added to by Sony also issued refunds on the game. Microsoft also posted on the store listing you may experience the problems on Xbox One didn’t help. Then Sony completely withdrew the game from sale from the PlayStation store.
The game received several patches and hotfixes and even these added new issues such as save files being corrupted. Then we go to to weeks ago when multiple lawsuits were combined into one larger case.
Why were lawsuits needed against the developer?
The reasons investor’s wanted to pursue action for simple reason. The state of the game at launch on base systems was a mess and for many unplayable on those base systems. So they claimed that over the state of the game at launch they had been misled by CD Projekt Red. The developer did post on their blog an update on this back in May.
So what is happening now?
They are still working on issues and as yet the proposed upgrade for new consoles is going ahead. And this past week Adam Kiciński the CEO for CD Projekt Red updated everyone at a WSE Innovation Day conference. They felt it was now feasible to focus on aspects such as common complaints raised on the game systems and features.
“We have already achieved a satisfactory level in this regard. We have also been working on the overall efficiency, which we are also quite happy about. Of course, we also removed bugs and glitches. And we will continue to do that.
Over time, we will be introducing fixes to the general systems that players are paying attention to”
So what is Sony’s view now after removing it?
Well they put back for purchase on the store, which the developer posted on Twitter to announce. However only PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 Pro were mentioned along with a free upgrade.
But what if you have a base PS4 system?
Again this was posted on Twitter. Sony are advising not to buy just yet on the base systems for last gen. This can be seen on the store listing.
As for the view from CD Projekt Red well it mirrors the Sony warning. So they repeated that the best PlayStation experiences are on PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 5 systems.
Hopefully, they can turn fortunes around. This is the only work being undertaken as they also have the upgrade for Witcher 3 due this year. This project may be made easier as it seems they could be working alongside Halk Hogan. They are responsible for the HD Rework Project which gives an example of how it looks on new consoles.