While most people would agree that 2020 will be a year best forgotten, CD Projekt Red seem to have even more reason to put it behind them. When the reviews hit the internet, there was little indication that anything would go wrong, with their new title Cyberpunk 2077 receiving good reviews, but when launch day hit so did the complaints of buggy gameplay and visuals, particularly on the console versions. So what happened and why wasn’t this picked up in the reviews? Well, it seems that all the reviews copies sent out were the PC version with most of the issues arising on the console versions. In fact, the PS4 version is so bad that Sony have taken the rare move to remove it from their store and offer refunds to anyone who purchased the digital version.
It’s worth remembering that this title was first due for release in April 2020 and has been put back a few times, until its final release date on 10th December. To delay further would have seemed a simple solution, but as with many titles Cyberpunk seems to have fallen foul of the immovable Christmas deadline. Whether due to shareholder pressure or other financial constraints many titles that suffer a buggy release seem to have been pushed out in the run up to Christmas. So what to do if you have a console version of the game? Both Sony and Microsoft are now issuing refunds for digital copies and if you haven’t opened your hard copy then you should still be able to return it in store. However, CD Projekt Red have promised to fix the game via updates during January/ February 2021, so if you are happy to wait then you can sit on your copy for a few months until it gets a clean bill of health.