The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was fraught with problems, from frequent delays to the game’s arrival, with performance issues and several bugs — so much so that the title was removed from digital stores and still receives updates with fixes and improvements.
However, developer CD Projekt Red believes the game’s image will change over time. The optimism was expressed by the company’s CEO, Adam Kicinski, in an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
According to Kicinski, the company was able to create a “huge and vibrant” futuristic city and take the developer’s boldest project off the ground. He says he is proud of the result, even though “not everything went as planned”.
Changing the image
“We believe that, in the long run, Cyberpunk 2077 will be seen as a very good game and, like our other titles, will sell for years — especially as the hardware gets more powerful over time and we improve the game.” , said the CEO.
Kicinski attributes this good reputation to the game’s brand recognition, capable of creating a detailed universe, and to the company itself, which is also responsible for the game franchise The Witcher. He still believes that updates and improvements for the current generation of consoles will help improve that image, and says the release taught and motivated the team for future work.
According to the company itself, Cyberpunk 2077 sold 13.7 million copies in 2020 alone and refunds from dissatisfied consumers did not represent a large part of that amount.