CDPR: Cyberpunk 2077 Metacritic Is a “Great Achievement”, Some Were Expecting 95+ Score
CDPR Founder Marcin Iwiński recently had an interview with Bloomberg TV in which he talked about the critical reception of Cyberpunk 2077.
After the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, Marcin Iwiński was interviewed on Bloomberg TV for Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red stock had taken a beating after the launch due to the shoddy state of the game which was suffering from bugs and performance issues on the PS4 and Xbox One.
One of the points that were raised during the interview was regarding the critical reception being lower than expected. Marcin Iwiński was satisfied with the reception and suggested that fans just had super high expectations for the game and expected them to hit a Metacritic score of 95 like Red Dead Redemption 2.
“I like this ‘lower than expected’, because then again the expectations are super high. I know some were expecting 95 on Metacritic and right now we are around 91; between 91 and 92. I think it’s a great achievement but obviously, with this size of a game and an open world and endless possibilities for gamers, there are certain problems, there are certain bugs. ” said Marcin.
“Right now, it’s a very crucial moment for us because we are looking at real-time gamers’ feedback. And so seeing you’ve done any repetitive problems and what should be fixed; I think this is really visible on PC.”
“Yesterday on Steam we had right after 1:00 AM Polish time when the game opened up for everyone across the world, we had 1 Million, concurrent players. So, 1 Million concurrent players would, I would say, have a couple of hundred thousand different PC configurations. So, quite a lot of possibilities of something going wrong. Maybe someone didn’t install the drivers or there is a problem with the sudden configuration. We are definitely looking into that. That was very similar in the case of The Witcher 3. But here, you know, the sheer number of people is several times higher, so obviously, still, some problems are reported.”
When asked if these problems would be resolved, Marcin replied: “Yes, of course.”
Before the launch of the game and after the announcement of the last delay that pushed its release from November 19 to December 10, the VP of Business Development at CD Projekt Red, Michał Nowakowski suggested that they were aiming for a Metacritic score of 90 and above for Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It also runs on the new generation consoles through backward compatibility and apparently supports an unlocked frame rate that targets 60 FPS but with some issues including a broken HDR implementation on both consoles.