The next Cyberpunk 2077 update will be arriving within 10 days and it intends to fix some more of the problems that players have been experiencing. After that, the game's first major update should arrive within the first quarter of 2021. However, the focus on fixes means more Cyberpunk 2077 delays, this time for DLC, and next-generation versions.
Cyberpunk 2077 has undeniably had a troubled launch, so much so that a lawsuit has been launched against its developer CD Projekt Red. The fallout from the game's launch has ultimately resulted in the company releasing a new video and an F.A.Q. today to detail their plans for 2021.
Check out this video from CDPR's Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński talking about the next Cyberpunk 2077 update and the future of the game for 2021:
Next Cyberpunk 2077 Update Will Be the First of Many Bug-Fixing Patches in 2021
As one might expect, the next Cyberpunk 2077 update is going to focus on bug fixes. A few patches have been already released, but some players are still having problems here and there.
"I assure you that we will do our best to regain your trust." – CD Projekt Red Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński
One of the challenges the developers faced was focused on the previous generation of consoles. Believe it or not, CD Projekt Red claims that it didn't face many of the issues that some players have experienced on consoles.
"As it turned out, our testing did not show many of the issues you experienced while playing the game," read a new post from the company. "As we got closer to launch, we saw significant improvements each and every day, and we really believed we’d deliver in the final day zero update."
The Cyberpunk 2077 Roadmap and the Future of the Game
Aside from the next Cyberpunk 2077 update and the first major patch, CD Projekt Red has also released a somewhat vague Cyberpunk 2077 roadmap for 2021. No specific dates are listed, but it does give us a rough idea of what we can expect going forward.
As we've already established, we'll be seeing another bugfix patch and then a major update in the first few weeks of 2021. After that, it looks like we'll be getting free DLCs sometime in the middle of 2021 and a free next-gen console update sometime around the third quarter. CDPR will be peppering other small updates throughout this period.
Our plans for supporting Cyberpunk 2077 in the long-term are unchanged, and we will continue to introduce updates and patches to give all players across all consoles and PCs a better experience with the game.
Seeing the iconic yellow color of the game's announcements has become a meme over the last few months, typically heralding some kind of delay or other issues. I'm sad to say that this continues even today; although we will indeed be getting free DLC later in the year, that isn't going to be the company's focus.
"We are focused on fixing the bugs and crashes players are experiencing across every platform," an F.A.Q. in the news post stated.
"Our plans for supporting Cyberpunk 2077 in the long-term are unchanged, and we will continue to introduce updates and patches to give all players across all consoles and PCs a better experience with the game," it continued.
For now, it seems that CD Projekt Red is focusing on getting out the next Cyberpunk 2077 update and getting the game in a better place while also avoiding crunch; the news post states that there will not be any "obligatory overtime" going forward and it also states that avoiding crunch will be one of its "top priorities." You can read more about the future of the game in today's news post; if you haven't yet picked up the game, you can buy Cyberpunk 2077 via its official website.
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