CD Projekt loves us for not ripping on Cyberpunk anymore

There’s love in the air at CD Projekt RED. The Polish Cyberpunk 2077 developer – whose popularity went sub-zero after a horrendous game launch in 2020 – is witnessing a shift in opinion. After loads of tweaks and patches, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally shaping up to be a decent game. Add a pretty phat discount to the equation and users tend to leave better reviews than they did before. How so? Just look at Cyberpunk’s current user rating after the recent 50% price drop on Steam.

Yes, Cyberpunk 2077 – the game that went from hero to zero after its godawful launch – has racked up a fair amount of recommendations lately. Almost a year after its initial launch, CD Projekt’s futuristic shooter has lept from ‘a trash game’ to one that is getting ‘Very Positive’ reviews on Steam, making it the worldwide top seller. I’m sure that the price cut has got a lot to do with it, but still. Even a 50 percent discount won’t save a shitty game from the wrath of Steam users.

This shift has not gone unnoticed at CD Projekt RED. Pawel Sasko, quest director for Cyberpunk 2077, has been following the recent developments and couldn’t be happier. And can you blame him? Getting ripped on for a year straight after you just spent years and years of work on a (too) ambitious game… that’s gotta hurt. I mean, it’s not like the studio deliberately produced a multimillion piece of dog crap, you know? The state in which the game launched must have killed some of them too.

And so, the road to redemption has begun for CD Projekt RED’s futuristic franchise. Maybe this wave of positivity will bring out the willpower to take Cyberpunk 2077 to the intended level on consoles since next-gen versions are still to be launched. Just don’t expect them to suddenly expedite those after all these compliments. The PS5/Xbox Series editions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are still planned for 2022.