Cyberpunk 2077’s free DLC has been pushed back a little in order for CD Projekt Red to focus on fixing the game. This news comes as one CD Projekt Red’s co-founders, Marcin Iwiński, issued a personal apology for the issues that have plagued the game since it launched last month.
In a video posted to the official CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter accounts, Iwiński takes full responsibility for the state the game released in, saying “Myself and the board are the final decision makers and it was our call to release the game.” In the telling video, he states that the studio will do its best “to regain your trust.”
After breaking down the technical reasons for Cyberpunk 2077’s major issues, Iwiński states that they “really believed we’d deliver in the final day zero update.” Unfortunately for them, however, their “testing did not show a big part of the issues…” This is the reason for the delay in the review codes for the console editions for the game as they were “fighting for quality on old-gen consoles until the very last minute…”
As with much of the industry, CD Projekt Red suffered difficulties from the COVID pandemic, meaning the studio was working from home.
Below, you’ll find CD PROJEKT’s co-founder’s personal explanation of what the days leading up to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 looked like, sharing the studio’s perspective on what happened with the game on old-generation consoles. pic.twitter.com/XjdCKizewq
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 13, 2021
Iwiński then talks about wanting to fix the bugs and tells fans to “expect bigger and smaller patches on a regular basis.” He follows that by talking about the future of Cyberpunk, referencing both the upcoming free DLC, plus the next-gen upgrades. Of the DLC, he states that:
“Our initial plan was to release them just after the release, much like we did with The Witcher 3. We decided to focus on the most important fixes and updates first and we’ll be releasing the DLCs afterwards. Expect more information in the upcoming months.”
That suggests that the DLC will be coming later than planned, with no news due for “months.”
CD Projekt Red also still plans to release the free next-gen upgrade of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2021. He says that they are aiming for “the second half of the year.”
He ends the message once again assuring fans that they are “working hard to make it right” and that they “still want to make amazing games.”
You can read our full Cyberpunk 2077 review right now.
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