The Polish computer game developer, CD Projekt Red, creator of the famed “Witcher”, has just released patch 1.1 for its latest game “Cyberpunk 2077”. The reviews of the game have been improving and the game may return to the PlayStation store by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
The long-awaited “Cyberpunk 2077” was launched in December 2020 and met with huge disappointment from players, who complained about bugs, compatibility issues and health risks. The patch is supposed to improve efficiency, especially for the users of game consoles.
Probably, no other premiere of a computer game brought on so many emotions as the launch of “Cyberpunk 2077”. On the one hand, the sales of the PC version were fantastic, but on the other hand, there were bugs in console versions, class action lawsuits filed by investors from the United States, and a drastic drop in CD Projekt Red’s share price.
Back in December 2020, due to the complaints, Sony pulled the game from its PlayStation store, while Microsoft simplified its return policy for the product. In response, CD Projekt Red stocks fell 29% and the share price dropped as much as 7.8%.
By now, the excitement related to the launch of the game has subsided, and more positive voices began to emerge. For example, the game is praised for a great storyline, a variety of special characteristics and its great potential for further development.
Jarosłąw Zeisner from BTC Studios, another game developer, says that if the patches are successful, the Cyberpunk craze is just about to happen.
“It is hard to say what was the real source of the negative opinions about the game, and whether it was the players, because they spend close to 45 hours playing Cyberpunk (according to data from Steam Database webpage). We do not know CD Projekt’s detailed plans related to “Cyberpunk”, however we can see the potential of the game and different directions in which it can be developed. If the company can effectively fix the current bugs, it is possible that the “Cyberpunk craze” is waiting to happen,” says Zeisner.