Cyberpunk 2077 Next-gen Update Will Arrive After Free DLC

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Cyberpunk 2077 DLC will be delayed until after the most urgent fixes have arrived

CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiński says the Cyberpunk team is now working hard on fixing the most problematic bugs and crashing issues players are facing in the game, and that the DLC will only be coming once those updates have been made.

Personally appearing in a video posted to the official Cyberpunk site and social feeds, Iwiński said he and the leadership team take responsibility for the poor rollout of Cyberpunk 2077 in December.

CD Projekt RED has published a message and FAQ detailing its "Commitment to Quality" for Cyberpunk 2077 following a rocky launch that led to the game's removal from the PlayStation Store and various refund initiatives.

The studio's co-founder, in a new video, detailed some behind-the-scenes look in the studio around the launch, trying to describe the studio's process leading up the messy launch, taking ownership for the state of their game when it hit shelves on December 10th of previous year.

Marcin Iwiński then goes on to talk about the developer's future plans for Cyberpunk 2077.

Iwiński said the reason for this was because of issues with in-game streaming. And things did not look super hard at first, while we knew the hardware gap, ultimately, time has proven that we've underestimated the task.

"Every day of us working on the Day Zero update brought visible improvement", he explains. "I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust".

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They describe the last generation consoles as "fighting for quality" on them till the very last minute, which was why console review keys were sent out on December 8, later than they had intended.

Q: Why was there a gap between PC and console reviews? Three hotfixes have been deployed already, and Iwiński says a more substantial update will arrive within the next ten days.

Q: What are you going to do going forward to fix Cyberpunk 2077?

"Every change and improvement needed to be tested and, as it turned out, our testing did not show a big part of the issues you experienced while playing the game". The first update will drop in the next 10 days, and it will be followed by a larger, more significant update, in the weeks after.

Cyberpunk 2077 will end up being a cautionary modern-day case study, no doubt about it.

Originally set for sometime early 2021, the free next-gen upgrades have been pushed back in favor of CD Projekt RED working on fixes and the free DLC additions, which are scheduled for sometime before the next-gen versions.

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