After facing multiple release date delays, many anticipating fans were underwhelmed by CD Projekt Red’s latest release, “Cyberpunk 2077,” a futuristic dystopian first-person action game.
“Cyberpunk 2077” was initially announced back in May 2012. The first trailers were released in January 2013, then fans didn’t hear much about the game again until E3 2018 and E3 2019. Excited fans had to wait eight years to actually get the game. There was a ton of hype built up for “Cyberpunk 2077” and players had high expectations for the game.
Players anticipated to have a well-running game, yet “Cyberpunk 2077” faced a plethora of issues, from bugs within the game to a reviewer getting a seizure while playing due to flashing lights just days before the official launch.
CD Projekt Red received tons of backlash once the game launched. Fans felt lied to – the game didn’t perform as it was promised to on last gen consoles. “Cyberpunk 2077” was supposed to run smoothly on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, players found this wasn’t the case.
“Cyberpunk 2077” has been temporarily pulled from the Playstation store for digital purchase and Sony offered full refunds to anyone with a digital copy of the game. CD Projekt Red is also facing a class action lawsuit for violation of federal security laws.
In January 2020, CD Projekt Red claimed the game was “complete and playable,” yet the release was still pushed back three times after that statement.
Despite having multiple delays to finish “Cyberpunk 2077,” the game still feels unfinished and lacks refinement. There are bugs everywhere and for some players the game isn’t even playable.
There are some entertaining bugs, such phones and other inanimate objects multiplying in the air, or your character’s clothes disappearing while riding a motorcycle under a bridge. However, it is also incredibly annoying when there are pop-up item descriptions that won’t go away without restarting your game or audio glitches where intense music is stuck playing in a loop over a mellow scene.
Night City is a beautiful world to explore, it is incredibly detailed and truly does feel alive. However, it’s frustrating to see a game with so much thought and detail put into it have so many issues, which in some cases make it completely unplayable.
Not everyone has the money to afford a high end gaming pc or next-gen console to play “Cyberpunk 2077” on, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and it is unacceptable to have promised those players the game would be functional on their Playstation 4 or XBox One.
For some people, this game was going to help them through the seemingly never-ending quarantine but instead they were left feeling disappointed, with a game that isn’t playable.
“Cyberpunk 2077” has an amazing story to be told, but it is being completely overshadowed by the amount of issues still left in the game. It has amazing potential, and while many fans are loving the world of “Cyberpunk 2077,” the issues within it are impossible to ignore.