The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 will go down in video game history. There are many reasons for this. Few titles as expected as him have generated so much criticism and major controversy. Blame it on a disastrous achievement on home consoles. But once its many technical issues are put aside, Cyberpunk 2077 is not without its qualities. And to believe those in charge of CD Projekt, it is these last which will allow the game to prevail in the long term.
CD Projekt is convinced that with hindsight Cyberpunk 2077 will be considered a “very good game. “ And not only that, but that he will have a long commercial career like the other titles of the studio. In any case, this is what Adam Kiciński of CD Projekt said during an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita (comments relayed by the site VGC):
We think Cyberpunk 2077 will be seen as a very good game in the long run. And that, like our other titles, it will sell for years. Especially since the hardware will become more and more powerful and we will continue to improve the game.
We are constantly working on updates. And we are also working on a version of the game for the latest generation of consoles. The original edition obviously taught us a lot. She kicked us in the butt and motivated us to make changes that make us better in the future.
CD Projekt is still growing in Cyberpunk 2077 …
Adam Kiciński also continues to talk about the ambitious nature of Cyberpunk 2077. And he believes that the brand associated with the game continues to enjoy a good image around the world:
Releasing a game linked to a new license raises many risks and challenges. And even more so when the concept is so complex. We’ve brought to life a huge, vibrant, futuristic city called Night City in which the characters’ non-linear stories take place.
We are proud of many aspects of the game. But, as you know, not everything has been in our favor. Regardless, the Cyberpunk brand recognition that we have managed to generate is huge. The universe of the game, its characters and its details have fans all over the world.
However, the manager of CD Projekt does not mention precisely what caused the problems of the game when it was launched. He is not saying, for example, that his company rushed Cyberpunk 2077 to release on PS4 and Xbox One. As a reminder, these two consoles were not technically able to run the game as it was designed.
… But is the damage done?
In addition, the Polish studio intentionally concealed these versions from the press and the public until the last moment. The fact that Adam Kiciński talks about hardware developments clearly shows that the game was released too early on consoles. And it wouldn’t be surprising if more updated versions were released later on future consoles. But before that, CD Projekt would first have to loop the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of Cyberpunk 2077.
That being said, it is questionable whether Adam Kiciński is getting it right when he talks about Cyberpunk 2077’s long-term commercial potential. A fairly negative image surrounds the game. In addition, a new PS4 version of the game can now be purchased for less than 20 euros. Knowing that the PS4 and Xbox One versions will receive free updates to the next-gen versions, the commercial impact of the arrival of the latter could be partially reduced.
What do you think of Adam Kiciński’s statements? Do you think he is on target? That his assessment of the situation is correct? What image of Cyberpunk 2077 do you keep? Are you still waiting for the next-gen versions of the game to arrive? Give us your opinion in the comments below.