CD Projekt Red have launched a website, revealing the release date of the first free DLC for Cyberpunk 2077.
During a Q&A Investor Call, CD Projekt stated fixing the game was their top priority, and did not answer questions regarding DLC or multiplayer release dates at that time. However, DualShockers reports a new webpage for the game’s DLC has gone live.
While there has been no official word from CD Projekt or the game’s Twitter account, the webpage states free DLC will be coming to the Cyberpunk 2077 starting early 2021.
Due to the lack of a formal announcement, the webpage may have been (or become) a placeholder until CD Projekt are more certain of a definite date. The nature of the first free DLC is also sure to be held under scrutiny; as fans theorize whether the DLC had been developed while the game was being fixed, or prior to the game’s launch.
As previously reported, the game’s numerous delays and leaked footage were not the end of the woes for CD Projekt Red. One reviewer suffered a major epileptic seizure, and accused the developer on basing the Braindance headset off a medical device designed to intentionally induce seizures.
Despite high praise from initial reviews, the Metacritic user score was far less. Currently the Metascore for the PC version of the game is 86, with a user score of 7.2 (out of 10). Meanwhile, the game’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One user scores are 3.4 and 4.7 respectively (with Metascores of 54 and 61 respectively).
It should be noted that those who have not played the game may also be submitting user reviews, as Metacritic does not verify if a user has completed or played a game. In February for example a user of Reset Era orchestrated the review bombing of AI: The Somnium Files.
Metacritic placed a 36 hour grace period on user reviews for video games in July of this year. Metacritic would later insist this decision was not motivated by reactions to any particular game. That year also say low user review scores for Warcraft III: Reforged, and The Last of Us Part II.
Users complained of Cyberpunk 2077‘s numerous glitches and bugs, along with poor optimization, and the console version having inferior graphics. CD Projekt Red had to recommend fans to complete the game quickly and avoid crafting too many items to prevent save file corruption, which was later patched.
Even critic reviews that praised the game also discussed those issues. CD Projekt Red stock value dropped by 29% in a week after the game launched.
CD Projekt Red apologized for the game’s advertising and launch, and offered full refunds. However, two lawsuits have been launched by investors- one in Poland also being an attorney.
A Q&A investor call reportedly had CD Projekt Red denying they had any special agreements for refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles, and that they were working on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game “until the very last minute.”
Both Sony and Microsoft stated they would offer full refunds for the game. Sony would remove the game from the PlayStation Store, but there were “no talks” of Microsoft removing it from theirs.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on Windows PC (via Epic Games, GOG, and Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The game is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2021, and players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively will be able to upgrade to the next-gen for free.
In case you missed it, you can find our review here.