After several years of building hype within the gaming community, pushing back launch dates and teasing fans with cryptic posts — Cyberpunk 2077 has finally launched. Only, it doesn’t appear to be the global launch CD Projekt Red had in mind. In fact, after only a few weeks on the shelves, the world has been divided in regards to opinions on the game. And, to be fair, that’s bad — seeing as Cyberpunk 2077 is, without doubt, the most anticipated game of the year.
Sadly, coming to light was the recent reports of gamers having epileptic seizures due to some of the featured content. Unknowingly, without any form of warning on the pre-title screen, players have been left to risk what could be a rather serious consequence. CD Projekt Red, on the other hand, has held their hands up and agreed to amend the game immediately. However, it does bring up the question: why wasn’t a warning put on the game beforehand?
But there’s more…
Frustratingly, this isn’t the only thing that has emerged from the player base. In fact, it appears that Cyberpunk 2077 has been revealing several shades of bugs and crashes. Perhaps not as many on PC and next-gen editions — but appearing by the bucketload on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Again, this has sparked fury from the millions of excited fans who have been waiting for the release since its debut.
CD Projekt Red has jumped to Twitter to apologize over the recent complaints, and are hoping to be given “a chance” with new updates coming next year. In the meantime, however, the developer is dishing out refunds to those who are not happy with the game. Again — not exactly the dream launch that the kingpin developer had in mind.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 14, 2020
After many years of blood, sweat and tears, we truly do hope Cyberpunk 2077 ends up being everything it set out for. There’s no denying the fact that CD Projekt Red has it in them to craft a worthy franchise. The Witcher alone speaks volumes for that. We only hope that errors can be corrected and critics can be swayed, as Cyberpunk 2077 truly does have the potential to snag every award in 2021. But hey — only time will tell.
You can grab your copy of Cyberpunk 2077 on all major platforms now.