The developer spoke about the moral condition of the CD Projekt Red team after the failure of the Cyberpunk 2077

After the long -awaited release of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020. did not live up to expectations, the moral state of the development team "It fell strongly".

So believes Colin Walder, engineering director of CD Projekt Red with more than 15 years of experience in the game industry, who previously worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as well as the Red DEAD RedMption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5. Recently, Walder spoke to Invenglobal at the Inven game conference in South Korea, where he spoke about the lessons learned from Cyberpunk 2077.

The approach that we used, the way we worked on production, created demo versions, proceeded to flexible thinking and the working process – all this allows us to be at a height in some matters. Take, for example, a console: we must be sure of their performance from the very beginning. For our next project, Polaris (part of the new Witcher Games from CDPR), we are already conducting a demonstration and internal console checks from the very beginning. We took this step only at a later stage in Cyberpunk.

Further, the developer spoke about the moral state of the team in the world after the release of Cyberpunk 2077, saying that it "It fell strongly" After starting the game.

As for other tools or strategies for maintaining the moral spirit after the release, especially after the difficulties that we have encountered, it really was not easy. The most important thing is to admit what happened. We should have admitted that the result was not the one that we counted on, and that we intend to change something.

According to Walder, now the team needs "Demonstrate commitment" these changes, saying that "actions speak louder words".

For example, when the deadline is approaching, instead of returning to "Kranchs", We can say: "Let’s adjust the schedule" or "Let’s go to this differently". As soon as this behavior begins to repeat – as soon as the team sees sincere efforts to prevent the breakdown of the deadlines – then the trust and moral spirit will begin to restore. People should see this to believe in it.

Despite the incredibly stormy start, Cyberpunk 2077 has undergone significant changes in recent years. Along with a large patch 2.0 Studio also released the expansion of Phantom Liberty, which received many positive reviews. Moreover, the company recently announced that to date, 25 million has been dispersed. copies of Cyberpunk 2077, and Phantom Liberty sold 3 million. copies for the first week after launch.

This really looks like a new era for a once -besieged series: there is a continuation in the development, and a film adaptation is also prepared with living actors. It remains only to hope that the CDPR made the correct conclusions and this will not happen again.