Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Won't Abandon The Game, Hopes It Can Sell "For Years To Come"
CD Projekt Red is currently focused on improving the game to help it sell well years into the future.
The head of Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt Red is optimistic that the studio will be able to improve the game over time to help it continue to sell well for "years to come." Studio head Adam Kicinski told Reuters that abandoning Cyberpunk 2077 is not an option.
"I don't see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077," he said. "We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come."
Cyberpunk 2077 released in December and received swift criticism in particular for its PS4/Xbox One versions that had many bugs, oddities, and other issues. The problems were so pronounced that the game was removed from sale on PlayStation Network--and it's still absent.
The problems with Cyberpunk 2077 sparked bigger changes at CD Projekt Red. Going forward, the company has promised to showcase its future games on all platforms, instead of higher-end ones specifically. Additionally, CD Projekt Red says it will stay quiet for much longer on its new games, instead opting to show them off when they are closer to release.
Despite the issues with Cyberpunk 2077 at launch, the game sold 13 million copies right out of the gate to become one of the most successful RPG launches of all time. CD Projekt Red has released a handful of major updates so far to address the game's issues, the latest of which, 1.2, contained more than 500 fixes.
While the full picture isn't clear at the moment, commentary from CDPR management has suggested that the planned standalone Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game may no longer happen. Right now, CDPR is focused on fixing Cyberpunk 2077's issues, and after that, the company plans to release the first of the game's planned expansions.