Published on: 06/12/2021
CD Projekt Insists Cyberpunk ‘Will Get Better’
When Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December 2020, it quickly became regarded as the worst gaming release in history. It was an almost unplayable title, riddled with bugs and glitches, and served as one of the biggest gaming disappointments ever. However, a year into the Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap, and the developer, CD Projekt Red, has promised that the game ‘will get better’ in 2022.
There are few games that have reached the rock-bottom depths that Cyberpunk sank to when it was released. Cyberpunk could become one of those ‘games that got better‘ following a rocky launch. While Cyberpunk may be in for some improvements, it’s still far from being a perfect title. CD Projekt Red has promised a redemption story.
But what will actually change?
Next-Gen Night City
Mere months after the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, a class-action lawsuit was filed against CD Projekt Red. Allegedly, the developer had never shown true, representative gameplay of Cyberpunk running on PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Instead, as the reports suggest, it knowingly released the game to these platforms, despite a slew of performance issues.
The next big piece of the Cyberpunk pie is a true next-gen update for the title. This will see Cyberpunk 2077 brought in a native format to the PS5 and Xbox Series platforms. In the final few years before Cyberpunk’s release, the game was pushed back time and time again. CD Projekt Red has promised it will deliver the next-gen Cyberpunk update.
With Cyberpunk’s sales figures improving, as are the overall ratings, it seems the right time to re-release. However, should the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 also be riddled with bugs and performance issues, it’ll spell out a dire situation for all involved.
Major Changes Are Coming
Alongside the next-gen re-release comes a massive overhaul to the base game itself. In the ‘first quarter of 2022’, CD Projekt Red will release a huge update to the game, in accordance with its pre-determined roadmap. These content updates are pivotal to the success of CD Projekt Red, and it seems as though players are investing in the franchise and preparing for good things ahead.
In late November 2021, the Steam Autumn Sale kicked in, with Cyberpunk 2077 dropping to half price. Following that huge price decrease, more than 18,000 positive reviews were written on Steam, promoting Cyberpunk’s recovery.
The next update, plainly titled ‘1.4’ should bring with it a host of free DLCs and an increasing collection of stability fixes and improvements. Although it’s a sizeable update and it should further the positive recovery of the game, it won’t bring any drastic, unexpected changes.
Moving Out Across Cyberpunk Mediums
Fresh Cyberpunk content is arriving, but it isn’t all focused solely around the videogame. For instance, the almost completely forgotten Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix series is set to launch in 2022. There’s very little known about the show, but it was announced way back in June 2020.
Furthermore, January 2022 could bring a Cyberpunk VR update, arriving in the form of an extensive, community-crafted mod. This mod has been promised by Luke Ross, a veteran VR modder. In the past, Ross has worked on or created mods for GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2, so he certainly has the experience.
Could Ross beat CD Projekt Red to the punch and release his mod before the next big update is pushed out?