CD Projekt Red have launched Patch 1.2 for their beleaguered action RPG Cyberpunk 2077.
It as previously announced the patch would be delayed due CD Projekt Red being locked out of their own system after being victim to a ransomware hack. They had also confirmed the patch would fix police response times and driving issues.
Now, Patch 1.2 has been released on PC and consoles, along with the full patchnotes. The patch features over 500 fixes, new features, and changes. Highlights include the aforementioned police spawn radius increasing, adding a steering sensitivity slider, and being able to rock and rotate stuck vehicles.
Players will also be unable to cancel fall damage by sliding just before impact, or perform Gorilla Arms finishers on civilians, but civilians will run away correctly from driving players. The posters in Stadium Love cannot be destroyed before the contest, preventing blocked progression.
CD Projekt has had months of negative press thank to Cyberpunk 2077. 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, users complained of Cyberpunk 2077‘s numerous glitches and bugs; along with poor optimization, and the console version having inferior graphics and more bugs. 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. The developer also had to recommend fans to complete the game quickly and avoid crafting too many items to prevent save file corruption, which was later patched.
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.” The game’s director would later deny claims about development troubles made in a Bloomberg report that cited anonymous employees.
Despite selling 13 million copies, the founders of developer CD Projekt Red were predicted to have lost $1 billion USD. The company also shared their “Commitment to Quality” agenda, and FAQ trying to explain how the issues came about. The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) is also monitoring CD Projekt.
Even a patch designed to fix many issues the game had introduced a new game-breaking issue until a hotfix resolved that. There are some silver linings. After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the new Model S could play the game via its internal computer, CD Projekt’s stock rose 19%; the highest rise since June 2015.
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.