Doug Cockle shares his thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077 and why he feels "really bad" for the developers.
"he felt really bad over the issues that cropped up at launch" its not as if those issues magically appeared because it launched, if they had properly finished the game the majority of those issues wouldnt have been there. Combine that with the deceiving marketing and lying to their playerbase, i dont feel sorry for them at all. Heck i dont think ill ever feel sorry for a company worth a billion+. I do hope they can redeem themselves either with post launch support for CP or with their next game, because they do have it in them to create awesome games. Not gonna feel sorry for them though when they boast they made all their money back on day 1......by fucking over their players.
@Michiel1989 “Thats why CD Projekt red are my heroes. If they dont deliver on the game, or if they think themselves it can be improved, they do it, for free.....One of the few companies who delivers FULL games.” 2494d ago Well well welll
hahaha jesus, how long did it take you to find that Sherlock? and yes at that moment i felt that way, because you know thats like 8 years ago. times have changed and so has my opinion of them. If they didnt screw over their whole audience I would still have a similar opinion about them from the comment you dug up from the stone age. You never change your opinion about anything ever? Same with old blizzard, I used to love them and now they are just an empty shell of what they used to be, so yes my opinion on that has also changed. i also think you forgot to read the 2nd part of my comment, where i clearly state that i think they are still able to make great games. Thanks for the laugh at least, but please go back to twitter where diggin up ghosts from the past and then trying to cancel people over it is a common thing. You're getting an upvote from me for your detective work.
Private investigators hate him for this one reason
You should feel sorry for the developers. It's 100% not their fault. The suits made the decision to force release before it was done. The best release date is the old ID Software philosophy of "when it's done", especially when the studio has the cash to weather any delays.
maybe i stated that wrong, i meant the CDPR management not the devs that are on payroll there, they are just doing what they are told to and had no influence in this fiasco. I wish we could go back to those days, but it seems almost every company has forsaken that kind of mentality nowadays. Sony and Nintendo is one of the few ones who on a consistent basis deliver complete and polished games.
Honestly it listed pages 1-5, then page 44 and it was the first comment haha. I only am checking because a lot of people were posting and complaining about the delayed release, but are now complaining about the bugs - can’t have both those be true otherwise the company loses both ways. but I agree that opinions can change (and should). I played the Witcher 2 & 3 only and my opinion of CD Projekt Red was top notch, especially the Witcher 3. Cyberpunk really was a letdown across the board and they just didn’t deliver a full game. Not even half one haha
Yeah it was on the last page haha. you actually made me reread some of my first comments, which was quite funny to see (some of my bad takes as well). I dont think I ever complained about the release date, also because i wasnt even that hyped for cyberpunk, but that would indeed by hypocritcal if I did complain about the delays and afterwards complain its riddled with bugs. Im not a big fan of sci-fi, I mainly play games based in a fantasy setting, thats why Witcher is so much up my alley. I rather have devs take their time and release a good and polished game, theres plenty of games to play in the meantime anyway. The main thing that just really bothers me is how they deceived their players, delivering an unpolished and unfinished game is one thing, trying to hide it and acting like everything is fine to get some pre-order money, thats when I lose all respect for a company. I expect that stuff from EA/Activision, but not from CDPR.
I mean yeah... its kind of lame/pathetic to look 6 years back! But still he got you. Opinions in N4G...
I think i gave him credit where it was due ;)
It's weird he found that relic but his message is ambiguous, i just took it as interesting and not trying to "cancel you" lol you don't need to explain changing your mind on something, shit i fear some of my own zingers from that long ago. I myself literally hate things i used to love (example: countless Hollywood actors when they get political at all, CDPR) but also now love other things i might have hated in the past
Cyberjunk. Without the issues, it's not a AAA game.
I finally bit the bullet and played through it this week on the series x. The game is still a buggy mess. Feels like it’s being held together with duct tape every step of the way. But I was really enjoying the story and gameplay. The choices you make and how the world reacts to your choices is still best in class of all the rpgs I’ve played. Up until act 3 I was really enjoying it regardless of the bugs and all but holy shit that ending. In fact all iterations of the ending , suddenly the choices you make lead to such terrible endings that it had soured me on the whole game. Excluding the last 3 hours and all the bugs and glitches this game was a solid 9/10. But combine the bugs glitches and horrendous unsatisfactory ending, it’s pretty middling 6/10. A fully patched and working cyberpunk 2077 isn’t enough to save it from that terrible turn the story took at the end.
What ending did you get? They can be wildly different. We’re talking******SPOILERS******fro m riding into the sunset with Panam to outer space.
**********************spoilers sss************************ I choose the storm the Arasaka as johnny end and got the v being the afterlife legend. It seems like the nomad ending with panam seems to be the good ending, while the ending might range from riding into the sunset with panam to the outer space casino heist, both these endings are essentially the same , v is still dying in 6 months in both endings. But they tonally differ so much that the nomad ending is a feel good ending and the afterlife ending I got felt so bad. Even Judy broke up with me. What did you get?
******spoilers******* I kept a save at the balcony and had romanced Panam so I pretty much ran through all the branches from that point on. Rogue died in one but not another, Johnny lives on in another, goes guitar shopping with a kid. I kept that one Arasaka guy alive from the parade raid so he visited V in space instead of the casino heist. Judy travels across the US. My fave was leaving Night City with the Aldecaldos and Panam. Closest thing to a happy ending I guess you could say, yeah.
*******************spoilers*** **************** Right right. But before you went through the branches from the balcony save point, what did you go with on your first run? What did you play it on and how were the bugs? And what would you score cyberpunk after all is said and done.
*****spoilers***** My first run was getting Tanaka or w/e his name was, and seeing him through to the end for the missable ‘the devil’ ending. Killed all the board members for Miss Arasaka there. I Woke up in space, lots of rehab, dragged on a bit until they gave me the choice of living on as an engram under Arasaka or returning to earth to live out my last 6 months. I returned to earth. Definite similarities to yours among em all as far as the final choices. I had no crashes or freezes but a few bugs. I barely used stealth or hacking. Played it as a shooter. Score? Not sure, but I wish I had the next gen 60fps option.
I still haven't finished Cyberpunk. The patches thus far haven't been enough.
Even having it on PC, the game felt too rough for me to care to complete. They really dropped the ball with this one. After Witcher 2 and 3, and all the support they gave the games after release, and the way they run their GoG storefront, I really viewed CDPR as one of the good guys in the industry. I hate seeing how corporate they really became. I'm just hoping Cyberpunk was a wake up call and learning experience for them. Then again, the game sold insanely well, so who knows?
Some of the devs. thought is was okay to release the game. I feel bad for those that didn't, but at the end of the day, everyone went along with it and took the money. It's a little late for dignity at this point.
He should feel bad for fans
Yup that does it, i'm skipping this game for good. It's just insulting that they keep trying to play this "it ran fine on our end" BS, oh and dont forget the "the PC version is flawless" mentions like we can't see how messed up it is, and how far it is from what was promised. You knew how bad it was, shipped it anyways, delayed it a bit longer for that day 1 patch CAUSE YOU F#@KING KNEW! Yet it still wasn't nearly enough. You should've came clean and said "we know you don't want it delayed again, but we believe it's not to our standards to ship yet" especially after touting the whole "when it's done" tagline. And now that you've gotten your money off of deception you're trying to somehow play the victim? Hell it would be better if you just STFU AND FIX IT! I'm done with this, fck the game, there's other sh!t to play, wont be getting my money
As if the voice actor from another game is invested in this situation as much the fans and players are.
He’s probably a player too, and probably gets hassled about it enough because people relate him to CDPR, so he needed to have his say on it.
This developer has always released buggy games. I remember playing Witcher 1 & 2 on the PC and there were whole websites created to help people with workarounds for bugs. I remember having to go into the code to get passed a game breaking bug when opening a door to a pub for the main quest. Witcher 3 wasn't as buggy so people seem to forget about the 1st two's problems.
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