After the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red says it will release the first update in the next ten days, with “a larger, more significant update in the coming weeks.” In a video released today, co-founder Marcin Iwinski issued a mea culpa to the players, adding that he and the board’s decision makers are “the final decision makers” for the game’s mistaken release. “Please do not blame any of our teams for what happened,” Iwinski said.
In the five-minute video, Iwinksi said that “despite good reviews on PC, the console version is off Cyberpunk 2077 did not meet the quality standard we wanted it to meet. I and the whole management team are very sorry for this. Iwinksi went on to point out the sheer scale of the game and the developer̵
For its part, CD Project Red outlined concerns in a FAQ. In response to the quality gap between the PC version of the game and older generation consoles, the developer said it made the work “more difficult for ourselves by first wanting to make the game look epic on PCs and then adjusting it to consoles – especially old ones – gens. That was our core premise. And things did not look very difficult at first, while we knew about the hardware gap, in the end time has shown that we have underestimated the task. “
Going forward, CD Projekt Red says it is “committed to fixing bugs and crashes, and will continue to work and improve the game via future updates to ensure you enjoy the game regardless of platform.” That work will apparently also affect the game’s free DLC, scheduled for release this year. “We have decided that our priority is to work with the most important solutions and updates. We will release free DLC afterwards – we will have more to say about it in the coming months.
In December, shortly after the release of the game, Sony left Cyberpunk from PlayStation Store and started offering refunds. “We work on repairs and updates, and work with Sony to bring Cyberpunk 2077 back to PlayStation Store as soon as possible, ”wrote CD Projekt Red.