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Cyberpunk 2077 developers get bonuses despite launch issues

Originally, the game required an exceptional review if the developer wanted an extra charge (Photo: CD Projekt).

The problematic launch of Cyberpunk 2077 will not affect the bonuses that developers get and will not be tied to reviews.

in spite of The release of Cyberpunk 2077, a major financial success of CD Projekt, has been plagued by all sorts of technical issues and bugs.

Emails sent by executives to CD Projekt staff (and acquired by Bloomberg) will give developers a full bonus, regardless of the significant performance of the game.

“Initially there was a bonus system that focused on the rating and release date of the game, but after some consideration, we think the measurements are simply unfair in this situation,” said the studio director and creative director. Adam Badovsky writes.

“We underestimated the length and complexity needed to achieve this, but you nevertheless did everything you could to provide an ambitious and special game.”

In the gaming industry, it was standard practice to associate bonuses with the game’s Metacritic score, but only distribute bonuses when the game reaches a certain score on the site, which is less common in recent years. lost.

At the time of writing, the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 was the only version provided to critics for review prior to its release, so it scored 90 points on Metacritic.

However, the user score is about 6.8, which is even worse for the console version, 3.7 for the Xbox One version and 2.8 for the PlayStation 4 version.

This is especially because the console version suffers from the bugs and performance issues mentioned above.

Cyberpunk 2077PS4 Screenshot

The console version quickly became a source of ridicule (Photo: Michael Does Life)

Between all this and other controversies ( A game that causes epilepsy), CD Projekt seems to be doing damage control in all respects.

Earlier this morning, the studio posted an apology to viewers on Twitter for the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and is also offering a refund for the console version.

As our website states that pre-orders have completely covered development and marketing costs before Cyberpunk 2077 goes on sale, we can certainly afford it.

Despite the forced crunch, some people are shocked that the game was released in that state, but it’s probably fair to say that these issues have occurred. Because Of the crunch I was told.

CD Projekt suggests that the issue will not be fully fixed until February, and it has not yet been shown when the dedicated Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions will be released.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S versions are planned for 2021.

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