As Iwiński said in the video, the development of Cyberpunk 2077 first considered the PC. This was reflected in IGN̵
The performance problems of “Cyberpunk 2077” on the console are so extensive that CDPR has formulated an unprecedented refund policy. Companies such as Sony have even deleted the digital version of “Cyberpunk” from the PlayStation Store. The Consumer Protection Bureau is currently investigating the release of the CDPR.
Iwiński’s video is nearly five minutes long and briefly introduces several issues related to the Cyberpunk 2077 release, including why there is such a big gap between the PC and Console versions of Cyberpunk 2077, and how to handle review copies.
Below, you will find the personal explanation of the CD PROJEKT co-founder on the days before the release of “Cyberpunk 2077”, sharing the studio’s views on the game situation on old consoles. pic.twitter.com/XjdCKizewq
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Regarding the introduction of Cyberpunk 2077 into game consoles, especially older game consoles, Iwiński said: “Although we know hardware games, it didn’t seem to be difficult at first. In the end, time has proved that we have underestimated this task. .”
He said that the culprit is the streaming media system in the game, which “is responsible for “feeding” the engine with the content seen on the screen and the game mechanics. Iwiński pointed out that the disk bandwidth performance on older systems cannot keep up with crowded cities. The pace of design.Ivansky also stated that its internal tests “did not show many of the problems experienced by players, and major improvements in performance have been made in daily work.” But even then, Iwiński still said that the developers are optimizing the console version for the Day 0 patch until it is released. Iwiński believes that this is the reason for the delay between the release of the PC review code on December 8 and the console review copy.
As for the beginning of 2021, CD Projekt will regularly push several patches throughout the year. The first update will be released “in the next 10 days”, and the larger “more important updates” will be released in a few weeks.
There are still plans to release free DLC like “The Witcher 3”, but since CDPR has shifted its focus to “committed to the most important fixes and updates”, DLC will follow closely, so it may not be as before. It will be released “in early 2021” as expected.
Since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2020, CD Projekt Red has faced several obstacles. The company is facing a lawsuit for “misrepresenting” the Cyberpunk 2077 product and had to deny rumors about its development issues. Despite these problems, Cyberpunk 2077 still processed a refund. Although 13 million copies were sold, all development and marketing costs were recovered.
Matt TM Kim is a reporter for IGN.