CD Projekt vows to not give up on Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt vows to not give up on Cyberpunk 2077

Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that it has no plans to "shelve" Cyberpunk 2077.

Speaking to Reuters, joint CEO Adam Kicinski said that the company was committed to fixing the troubled sci-fi RPG and that it wasn't going to just walk away from the game. Furthermore, the exec said that CD Projekt reckons that Cyberpunk 2077 has a bright future ahead of it.

“I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. 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,” Kicinski said.

Cyberpunk 2077 launched on December 10th, 2020 with myriad bugs and glitches. These were so severe that Sony pulled the title from the PlayStation 4 store altogether, while the platform holder and Xbox offered refunds for the game.

The bad news didn't stop there for the Polish games firm. In February, CD Projekt was the victim of a cyberattack, which saw the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, two versions of 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and free-to-play card game Gwent stolen, alongside internal documents.

The source codes for Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher 3 were sold online in a dark web auction.

Last month, CD Projekt bought Canadian studio Digital Scapes and said that it was going to change its development strategy to have multiple games in the works at a given time.

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