With all the stuff surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, many ghost stories have surfaced online in recent weeks. It is a fact that the necessary things did not go well with the Polish programmer. But it’s hard to get a really good picture of what happened behind the scenes, so we have to rely on enthusiastic developers.
This was done by a programmer whose story was divided into GameFAX and Reddit. For example, you could read that some updates will come only later in the year and that the required content will be deleted over time, which will now be added as a DLC. The person also claimed that Sony Japan would be furious about the state of the game and the problems it caused.
A convincing story for itself, given that it relates to the current situation and the action that Sony has taken, for example. Eventually, they removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store, a step that Sony rarely ever takes.
And yet, it turns out that all this is untrue. The CD Project RED bar says it doesn’t usually react to rumors, but receivables that the messages that have been circulating lately are not correct. Because it took quite a while, they felt compelled to respond now.
“We don’t usually comment on rumors, but this time we wanted to make an exception because this story is simply not true.”
We have already indicated that we take it with a grain of salt, but it should also be noted that the programmer himself was not always honest. This would solve the performance issues on the PS4 between the gold master and the release. This was promised to Sonia, which they obviously did not keep.
In any case, it is mostly a matter of time until, for example, Jason Schreier from Bloomberg comes to an extensive reconstruction of how things could have gone so badly. We will probably be able to learn more about how things went from that. It remains to be seen if it will ever come, but considering that this journalist has done it before and that Cyberpunk 2077 is such a big title, we estimate the chances are quite high.
A good example is the whole story of the Anthem, which also had such a difficult development with a bad result. That piece was published on Kotak, see here.