Cyberpunk 2077 Riddled With Errors, Fans Disappointed

This image shows futuristic cover art for Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4.

This image shows futuristic cover art for Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4.

Andy Meza Jimenez, Staff Writer

Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced in 2012 and was based on a tabletop game that was made in 1988. The original release day has been pushed back 3 times. The game was pushed back because the creators faced developing problems in the game.

The first release date was April 16, 2020. The final release date was December 10, 2020, and the game makers delivered an underdeveloped game.

The gaming community was happy to finally receive the game because of how great the hype was and many YouTubers gained early access to the game. The E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo Convention) presentation of Cyberpunk 2077 was reviewed very well by the gaming community and increased hype for the game. E3 is a trade event for the video game industry.

In all of their press conferences and update announcements, the creators said the game was going to work perfectly. They also said both Xbox and PlayStation users will experience the same gameplay as PC players. That claim was far from the truth.

After the release of Cyberpunk 2077, the game received a lot of negative reviews on its game. The reason why is because the game had many game-breaking bugs. These bugs mainly affected every console player, but PC players were not as affected as much with glitches.

This image shows the cover art for the game Cyberpunk 2077.

The video at the beginning of this story is from CD Projekt and they are the creators of Cyberpunk 2077. This video was released on January 13, 2021. It’s an apology video that talks about why the game was pushed back so many times. It also tells us they are not going to give up on the game. They are going to release free updates that are going to improve the game and remove the bugs.

CD Projekt wanted to create one of the best games the world has ever seen and they bit off more than they could chew. They rushed creating the game and overlooked a lot of problems. With three setbacks, they were getting scared that with another setback, the hype for the game would decrease. So they decided to release the game on console and PC.

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This image shows CD Projekts plan to improve the game and included free updates.

CD Projekt is now improving the game and working to create new features for the game. They have already released patch 1.1 on January 22, 2021. This patch improved the gameplay and removed several bugs.

The funny thing is that when they released the patch, it created another bug in the game. This caused hopeful fans who were waiting for the game to be fixed to get angry. CD Projekt commented on social media and other platforms that a new patch was going to be released. This patch was going to be 1.2 and was going to undo the damage done. Its release date was March 30, 2021. Patch 1.2 was a bug- fixing update and included some new features.

A lot of people were disappointed because the game was still far from playable. The gaming community was not happy with the game they received and started to create memes of how bad Cyberpunk 2077 was. These memes showcase how bad the bugs are in the game.  For example, one video showed players walking into a wall and another showed NPCs disappearing. NPCs are non-player characters.

“There is still a lot to fixing and improving on Cyberpunk 2077,” said CD Projekt. There are still plenty of new updates that need to be released, but the fan base has already decreased. Most fans are waiting for the game to be fixed because they still believe Cyberpunk 2077 can make a comeback.