Cyberpunk 2077 has not had the smoothest of launches. It goes far back before launch; when the release date was not delayed once but three times in 2020. But, that was alright. After all, 2020 has not been the kindest year to all of us. So, let’s cut CDPR some slack, right? After all, a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is bad forever.
Alas, the game has finally been released and everything came to light. But not many people are happy with what they see. Many people including OpenCritic.
OpenCritic Posted A Warning On Cyberpunk 2077
While next-gen consoles and ridiculously good PC rigs owners found the game to be delightful, the rest of the playerbase was left behind. PS4 and Xbox One players experienced a terribly optimized game with a lot of features axed in favor of performance. Lack of NPCs and little to no traffic made Night City feel like a ghost town and a lot of people’s hype came crashing down.
OpenCritic, the review aggregator that collects reviews by top critics and publications, took issue with the botched release. They did not mince words either. On the review page of Cyberpunk 2077, they released a strongly worded warning for viewers and people thinking about buying the game.
The warning openly suspected CDPR of intentionally hiding the “true state” of the game on Xbox One and PS4. The warning served to notify and inform potential buyers of Cyberpunk 2077’s state before making their purchase.
What’s notable is that while a lot of fans are angry, CDPR did not try to shift the blame. With hotfixes (maybe a bit late) coming in every day since release and a huge day one patch, they have been working hard on fixing the game.
However, it seems the outrage got too loud and CDPR had to concede.
CDPR are now offering refunds of the game for everyone who purchased the game on PS4 or Xbox One until 21st of December. In a humbled and slightly ashamed tone, they apologized for the mess that is current-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and promised to fix the game as soon as possible. But will they manage to do it? Will they be able to pull of a No Man’s Sky redemption arc?