Cyberpunk 2077 Updates Roadmap : The head of CDPR recently released a video apologizing for the rushing of the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
They also shared a Roadmap illustrating how they would go about the future updates for the game. The video had the Head of CDPR apologizing and explaining how the company would take action in the future. From the looks of the Roadmap, we might have to wait a bit longer for newer content. Here is all you need to know about the current state of affairs.
A brief recap of what happened…
Cyberpunk 2077 was ready to take the world by storm and was by far the most awaited game of the year. However, the rocky launch due to bugs and bad performance on previous-gen consoles was not well received. Reports of forced overtime and rushing the release of the game did CDPR no favors either.
In the recently released video by CDPR, it was revealed that the company’s intentions were to make the game look awesome on PC first. The optimizations for consoles were said to be taken care of later. The abysmal reviews of Cyberpunk 2077 by MetaCritic on PlayStation and Xbox testify to this statement. Cyberpunk was quite well received by PC gamers even throughout the rocky launch of the game.
The DLC might not come as soon as you think…
The Roadmap reveals the following order of updates and patches set to be released for the game in 2021:
- Patch 1.1 (January)
- Patch 1.2 (February)
- Free DLCs (Mid 2021)
- Free Next-Gen Console Update (Late 2021)
According to CDPR, they had initially intended the game to look spectacular PCs and tend to the console experience later. The company did apologize for not showing any footage of the previous-gen console experience beforehand.
CDPR has arranged a few fixes for consoles under the name of Patch 1.1 and 1.2. Patch 1.1 is set to release in January and Patch 1.2 is set to release in February. CDPR claims that both patches combined will take care of the most prominent issues faced by previous-gen console players. However, the quality still won’t be comparable to that on PC.
Moving on to the rest of the roadmap, from the looks of it, we won’t be able to take a look at the free DLCs in early 2021 after all. The roadmap indicates that the DLC will be available to the public by late March or at the beginning of April. The DLCs will be released amidst a number of improvements and updates according to the roadmap. A new update exclusive to next-gen consoles will be available by the end of 2021 as well.
The head of CDPR also said that all the changes will be made while ensuring that there is no obligatory overtime being enforced upon the employees. CDPR has also said that avoiding time crunches in the future will be one of their top priorities.
Click here to check out the picture of the Roadmap released by CDPR.