After the release of CyberPunk 2077, which was one of the most awaited games for the year, we saw some really great reviews for the game and immense happiness among players that were playing it on the new generation of consoles Xbox series X and PS 5. However, at the same time, we also saw a lot of disappointment from the Xbox One X and Playstation 4 users as well, where the game had blurry gameplay, choppy and laggy gameplay, and a below-par gaming experience. It did seem like the game was certainly not built for previous generation consoles. Due to which it leads to a huge disappointment among the gaming community.
Now after the share price plummeted yesterday by over 50%, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) had an emergency conference call with investors earlier today, to look at what had gone wrong. CDPR business development SVP, Michal Nowakowski was now forced to admit the company had focused on building the game based on the latest generation of the console which was the Playstation 5 and Xbox series X. As per their official statement, “It is more about us looking – as was previously stated – at the PC and next-gen performance rather than current-gen, we definitely did not spend enough time looking at that.
I wouldn’t say that we felt any external or internal pressure to launch on the date – other than the normal pressure, which is typical for any release. So that was not the cause.” The developers state that they were under huge pressure to release the game by this year as it was one of the biggest launches for this year in the gaming industry and due to that they were still working on the game till the very last moment. However, Google has claimed that the performance of the game would be much better on their Google Stadia platform and it seems that the game is best to be played on the new generation of consoles for the best performance.