The official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account has now posted the same message to the account’s 1.6 million followers:
Normally we don’t comment on rumors but this time we wanted to make an exception as this story is simply not true.https://t.co/JuOTY2qJbM
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 6, 2021
A CD Projekt Red representative has deviated from company policy to say that widely-circulated rumours about development decisions on Cyberpunk 2077 from a purported developer are “simply not true”.
Posted on GameFAQs, a forum post claiming to include comments from a disgruntled developer made multiple claims about cut content, code rewrites, pressure from company executives, and the game’s ongoing fixes, even adding the unexpected detail that the company’s original Johnny Silverhand was inspired by David Hayter’ Solid Snake and Cillian Murphy.
Responding to the thread on the CD Projekt Red forums, CDPR employee Vattier explained, “We usually do not comment on rumours, but this is simply not true.”CD Projekt Red has repeatedly refused to comment on rumours following the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077, making this a notable exception. Previously, CDPR had also broken usual policy to deny rumours of a final last-minute delay to the game.
Cyberpunk launched in a less-than stable state, particularly on consoles, which has led to much speculation about the game’s development – particularly after it received three delays ahead of launch. That speculation hasn’t been helped by some messy messaging around what happened to the game, and what’s being done to fix the issues.
Currently, CD Projekt is intending to release major updates to console versions in January and February that should “fix the most prominent problems gamers are facing on last-gen consoles.” Currently, the game isn’t available for digital purchse on PlayStation, and we’ve had no word on when it might return. After those fixes, there’s still the not-insignificant additions of free DLC and paid expansions and, eventually, a multiplayer mode.