In my opinion, Cyberpunk 2077 is not the disaster that some consider it to be. The game so fun. Bugs are fun! An extremely unpleasant bug has been fixed. Refunds are widely available, and although there is a refund option, the game sold 13 million copies in just two weeks.
But publisher CD Projekt still has a tarnished reputation and an investor lawsuit to fight, so I’m not going to put too much of stock in the headline you may have read today: that we all got free DLC for the game in early 2021.
It may be! And it’s totally what this official website promises. But that promise may be out of date.
Problems in the company
As Engadget points out, the Internet Archive Wayback Machine points out that this promise may have gone live on the internet the same day the game was launched — before the protests started, and certainly before CD Projekt called an emergency conference call on December 15 to discuss how the company would react.
On the call (PDF transcript), CD Projekt president and co-CEO Adam Kiciński told investors that it was “too early to judge” when the company might be able to release the DLC.
In particular, he was asked: “How do you feel about your ability to release a couple of DLCs next year, and, obviously, multiplayer in 2022?” (CD Projekt previously said that multiplayer would miss 2021.)
The full answer: “To be honest, it’s too early to judge. At the moment please let us handle the situation, and please let us make some more assessments – that’s still ahead of us; we don’t know yet, and we’re now focused on improving Cyberpunk. We’ll discuss this early next year.”
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Other company promises
Currently, we are expecting two major patches for the game in January, and February respectively, as the company promised December 13 in its apology post:
Other than that, some of the free DLC is of course fun. Personally, I only want NPCs who know how to drive.