Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world action roleplaying game developed and published by CD Projekt Red (makers of the Witcher games). The story is set in a place called the Night City featuring a cyberpunk atmosphere. You play as a character called V. He is a mercenary outlaw who is on a mission to gain access to an implant that is key to immortality.
Even though it was highly anticipated, It quickly became the most controversial game of the decade.
Fake gameplay footage of Cyberpunk 2077
Ever since CD Projekt released its first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk, everyone was pumped. The game saw huge hype around it. After around 5 years, the company uploaded 40 minutes of official gameplay. The controversy though is that it was completely fake. A lot of fans thought of the video as something that is too good to be true. That was unfortunately the case. For ‘’ work in progress,’’ it seemed perfect and visually appealing. People really thought that this game would be the best game ever. Only to encounter a game filled with bugs and glitches that look like this:
The marketing team had players believe that every little choice you make in the game will have an impact on your storyline and that no players will be the same as you due to there being plenty of choices. It was supposed to be an RPG in the true sense. This did not happen. In fact, CD Projekt Red was so embarrassed that they changed the Cyberpunk Twitter bio from ‘’RPG’’ to ‘’Open world action game’’.
At certain points in the story, the game makes it seem as If the choice you make will make a lasting difference.
During the mission with Meredith Stout, she gives you a chip. You then give it to Royce. It Turns out that the chip was bugged and you end up having an all-out brawl. Outside the building, she Is waiting and tells you that she’d like to do business with you. The only business that you can do with Meredith, after that, is to make love.
If you have chosen the latter option and decided to wipe out the virus before giving it – The same thing happens. You have a fight and again she waits for you with the same option. Countless examples of such scenarios exist in the game and are one of the reasons it shouldn’t be considered an RPG.
Sony removing Cyberpunk 2077
An event that shocked everybody is when Sony Entertainment decided to remove the game completely and give out refunds to everyone who purchased it. Even though Cyberpunk was extremely bad – Featuring many bugs and glitches along with promises that were not fulfilled, no one expected Sony to make such a drastic decision.
Cyberpunk 2077 had so much potential and so much hype built around it. Just imagine what this game could have done if it actually provided and came through with its promises. It could have impacted not just the RPG sector of gaming, but the whole gaming industry as well. Unfortunately, though, the game plummeted.