Cyberpunk 2077 has been on a rollercoaster ride since it launched and throughout 2021, the game has been the recipient of a ton of updates that aimed to fix the huge amount of bugs and performance issues. Players have voluntarily put the game down, attempting to wait a little while longer until the next-gen versions are available to fully experience the game as it was intended by the devs. Seems we may not have to wait too long as the next-gen upgrades may be coming soon.
This information comes from Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita (as spotted by VGC), where CDPR President Adam Kiciński says that “We’re working on updates all the time, and we’re also working on a version for the latest generation of consoles. Of course, the original release taught us a lot. It gave us a kick and motivated us to make changes that will make us better in the future.”
Kiciński goes on to say that “The decision to postpone the next-gen version of Cyberpunk was difficult, but we are convinced that it was right, the more so because it clearly resulted from the recommendation of our development team.”
According to VGC, Kiciński reiterates that “the next-gen version will be released in the first quarter of 2022 alongside a large Version 1.5 patch.”
This coincides with a recent development roadmap update which saw the company push out all Cyberpunk 2077 updates to 2022. While no statement was released by CDPR then, the new information confirms that the game will indeed get no more updates this year and will concentrate all efforts on bringing in 2 rather huge updates in Q1 2022 – Patch 1.5 and the aforementioned next-gen upgrades.
Rocky is a word that can be used to describe the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 back in 2020, but after a slew of updates throughout this year, all of the hardwork from the devs are slowly paying off when new users have started flooding the game with very positive reviews. It would be the start of a good redemption arc for the game and the company, and we’re hoping that 2022 will finally see Cyberpunk 2077 get back on track towards relevance.