CYBERPUNK 2077 WHY WAS IT A FAILURE?

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated projects of the CD Projekt Red studio. Following the success of its video game adaptation of the Polish medieval fantasy novel series The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 was a new sci-fi approach to further explore the possibilities of development of the study. However, everything went wrong. The title went on sale with the new generation of consoles and proved to have a number of errors (bugs). It was expected if we take into account the delays suffered by the project. So today we will analyze the reasons that led to Cyberpunk 2077 being removed from the PS5 PS Store and its disastrous ratings.

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A disastrous project management

In 2012, Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC consoles. It was only in 2016 that the game entered its production phase, and in 2020 it suffered no less than 3 delays : from an original release for September it went to October, then to November and finally to December 10.

As a video game, Cyberpunk 2077 is ambitious, but it fails to carry forward the standard systems and mechanics of the Western action RPG. There is a wide variety of actions to carry out and personalize our character, but in reality the player’s intervention on these systems is null. So the promised “gender revolution” is postponed. Much of this has to do with a complex development that created many expectations and ended up disappointing the public and critics.

The console versions, the weak point

While the PC version was clearly superior, glitches on PS4 and Xbox One were swift. In the days after launch the company had to admit it. The title is poorly played, to the point that CD Projekt Red issued a statement explaining that players could request a refund for the game.

For gamers who still have faith in the title, the Polish developer studio released a patch that supposedly fixed most of the bugs. This patch is far from solving the bugs, to the point that on PS4 and PS5 the title continues to have several serious errors.

The game that shouldn’t have come out

The handling of the Polish study of player complaints was not good either . They said they could request a refund but there was no proper communication with the Microsoft and Sony platforms, and suddenly users were asking for a refund from platforms that did not know how to act. All of this could have been avoided if CD Projekt Red hadn’t been eaten up by the behaviors of an industry that is increasingly rushing to release games without proper testing and verification.

If investors were pushing the studio to release the game, there were other ways to keep working so that the console versions weren’t so disastrous. They could have exclusively released, temporarily, the version of Cyberpunk 2077 that works well on PC, and continue to work with the console adaptations. In the end, the studio ended up falling victim to the rush of the video game industry and the result can be seen in the criticism and disappointment generated by Cyberpunk 2077 .

And now?

While over time the game will surely be fixed to be able to be played without complications on PlayStation , the truth is that the disappointment of the players is a big blow for the Polish developer studio. Many believed that CD Projekt Red was a studio that was not pressured by investors and released the titles with great quality and at the right time, but it was shown that they rushed to launch a title that brought more headaches than joy to the buyers.

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It is expected that in the coming days new patches will arrive and little by little the Cyberpunk 2077 experience on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will be closer to that of PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox S Series, but still the ambitious CD project Projekt Red will be remembered as a resounding failure for the Polish studio and players will most likely not forget this detail before buying any new title from the company.

And what does Cyberpunk 2077 offer?

This is an action role-playing video game set in the universe of the Cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game, whose dystopian universe gives rise to numerous adventures and stories full of dangers. In Cyberpun 2077 we must customize our character and live incredible adventures in Night City, a city where danger and death lurk at every turn.

We can customize numerous aspects of our character , expand and improve their capabilities through a system of bionic implants and solve mysteries and fight while exploring the open world that Night City offers for all those who are daring adventurers determined to take risks.