Cyberpunk 2077 will not be shelved says CD Projekt as patch 1.21 goes live

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Cyberpunk 2077 – not going anywhere (pic: CD Projekt)

CD Projekt has released a new patch fixing instantly spawning police and talked about what they need to do to get back on the PlayStation Store.

Cyberpunk 2077 will go down in history as having had one of the most disastrous launches of all time but publisher and developer CD Projekt are adamant that the game itself can be fixed, and hopefully its reputation as well.

There is a more specific reason for want to sort Cyberpunk 2077 out though and that’s so that they can continue to sell the game ‘for years to come’, including new formats.

‘I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077,’ CEO Adam Kiciński told Reuters. ‘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.’

First they have to get it back on all current formats though, as the next gen versions are still not ready and the game has yet to return to the PlayStation Store.

Kiciński claims that CD Projekt now has ‘friendly relations’ with Sony and that the recent 1.2 patch is another step towards getting the game back on the store.

He still offered no time frame for when that would happen though, with the implication being that they’d need at least one more major patch.

Patch 1.21 was released today, which stops police from spawning when you’re not looking, but it’s unclear when patch 1.3 might arrive, as initially CD Projekt only promised two major updates for the spring.

Interestingly, Kiciński explained the recent cancellation of a standalone multiplayer spin-off as being too ‘risky’ for the company, which has previously only made single-player games – although all CD Projekt games in the future will include some form of multiplayer option as a matter of course.

He also admitted that CD Projekt is also still vulnerable to a hostile takeover, even though it has taken steps to prevent it by capping shareholder’s voting rights.

CD Projekt itself is looking to make its own acquisitions though, to ensure that in the future it’s able to make more than one game at a time – and therefore not have to rely on the success of just one game.


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