A new Bloomberg report revealed that the development of Cyberpunk 2077 was even more problematic than CD Projekt revealed, even despite repeated delays to the game.
The first thing that was revealed was the tensions between the developers and CD Projekt managers. One developer told Bloomberg that working on the game was like trying to drive a train while laying the tracks in front of you at the same time and that the staff expected the game to be ready in 2022.
It was also emphasized that the Cyberpunk 2077 demo shown in 2018 was almost completely fake
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CD Projekt had not yet finalized or coded the underlying gaming systems, which is why so many features were missing from the final product the site noted of the demo. The developers said they felt the demo was a waste of months that should have been devoted to game development.
In response to this, CD Projekt director Adam Badowski responded and challenged this view of events in a statement he posted on his Twitter account. Badowski says that the demo was always listed as work in progress and that features that appear in the demo but are not in the final game are due to the creation process.
Furthermore, another damning revelation from the report suggests that the game actually began development in 2016, despite the title announcement in 2012. This is mainly due to a massive overhaul of the project when studio director Adam Badowski took over. the title director position and changed the entire game from the third person to the first person.
This may give some insight as to why the staff didn’t really believe the game was ready for release in 2020, and that’s something that Badowski didn’t address in his statement on Twitter.
Either way, none of this changes what happened to Cyberpunk 2077 and its disastrous launch. However, it lets us see that there is not one, but several things behind the scenes that we do not know, and that the developers had to put up with during the creation of the game throughout these years.
For its part, CD Projekt apologized last week for the terrible launch and showed its plans for 2021. If all goes well, the game will have changed a lot by the end of the year.