Cyberpunk 2077 has returned to the gaming industry after its unfulfilling launch in 2020. CD Projekt Red has released the 2.0 update recently and plans to release Phantom Liberty on 26 September.
Ahead of its release, the expansion has received tons of positive reviews, with some even calling it the best expansion of all time. Such comments have caught CD Projekt Red’s attention, leading to joy for the developers.
The cinematic designer for Cyberpunk 2077 recently took to Twitter and commented on the reviews. According to the developer, CD Projekt Red needed to redeem itself, leading to the success of Phantom Liberty.
Why it matters: Prior to the release of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red earned a reputation for being one of the industry’s most trustworthy developers after its work on The Witcher 3 and its downloadable content.
Is it? Maybe! I mean, the amount of work that was put into it results in what I think is one of the most robust and content rich expansions. But we also needed to really redeem ourselves! https://t.co/EzhPj2SQ69
— Michał Zbrzeźniak (@Michal_ZBR) September 20, 2023
Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red have been on the quest for redemption since 2020.
Following the disastrous launch in 2020, the studio quickly introduced measures for disappointed fans. It offered refunds for dissatisfied players at release and immediately began work on a series of patches.
The studio’s work on fixing the base game also meant that many of the plans for Cyberpunk 2077 had to be scrapped, and Phantom Liberty became the only expansion for the game.
However, various improvements over the years and the adaptation of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe into mediums like anime helped bring players back to the promising RPG.
The studio’s quest for redemption has also led to the 2.0 update, a free overhaul of the game. Following the update, the game’s RPG mechanics are better than ever, delivering the complete package promised in 2020.
This turnaround has led to one of the most famous redemption stories in the gaming industry. While many remember titles like No Man’s Sky as examples of a studio’s efforts to transform a poor release, Cyberpunk 2077 is the latest example of this phenomenon.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty will be released in just a few days, and CD Projekt Red recommends players start a new playthrough ahead of its release.
This also provides an excellent opportunity for new players to jump in, as the 2.0 update delivers a revamped experience that the studio had hoped to achieve during the game’s initial release in 2020.
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