The makers of one of most expected video games of the year have apologised and used refunds amid a backlash from players about efficiency issues.
Cyberpunk 2077, which stars Keanu Reeves, came out recently after a number of hold-ups.
Issues with glitches and crashing have actually primarily appeared on last generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One.
CD Projekt Red says it “should have paid more attention to making it play much better” on those consoles.
They are now providing refunds to people who want to return the video game.
Issues reported include choppy frame rates and screen tearing, but those with the newest versions of consoles have actually not experienced them.
Reviewers were sent a PC version of the video game, which seems one of the reasons the issues were not reported prior to the video game was released.
The game was initially expected to be launched in April, but dealt with three delays prior to its ultimate release.
‘ Gamers have actually been let down’
Analysis by Steffan Powell, Newsbeat’s video gaming reporter
Among the video games that has actually had people salivating at every sneak peek snippet or video for many years – Cyperpunk 2077 was anticipated by some to be one of the very best video games ever made.
While many customers still hold it in really high regard, particularly when operating on a PC, the problems that have made the video game almost unplayable on lots of consoles will provide humiliation for the developers.
CD Projekt Red, up previously, has actually been considered among the most reputable game developers in the industry. This will no doubt be disturbing and irritating for the team that worked so hard on attempting to get the game ready in time for Christmas.
Likewise upset and annoyed though are the gamers who feel pull down by the designer’s failure to be totally transparent about the efficiency of the game they were purchasing on consoles.
It’s hard to inform at the minute simply how damaging to the reputation of the business this occurrence will be.
It’s not uncommon for video games to be launched with bugs and mistakes in them – and 2020 has actually been a year like no other, making game development even harder than it is generally.
But for the conversation around a major title to be completely dominated by issues like this is unusual and has actually eclipsed the release.
It begs the concern – why didn’t the business delay release one more time until these problems were sorted?
The developers have stated they will be releasing a variety of patches in January and February to repair the game for gamers who wish to hold on to their copies of the video game.
Digital versions can be reimbursed through Sony and Microsoft online shops, while the boxed version can be gone back to stores.
Made by the individuals behind The Witcher video games, Cyberpunk 2077 sees players reside in a criminal world, where they can pay to update their bodies with technology.
It stars Keanu Reeves as character Jonny Silverhand.
Cyberpunk started life as a role-playing video game like Dungeons and Dragons, embeded in 2020 and was produced by Mike Pondsmith, who helped developed the brand-new video game.
In the original, written in the 1980s, he anticipated instantaneous messaging and corporate control, however also flying vehicles – which is something that hasn’t come true – not yet anyhow.
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