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Earlier this year, CD Projekt received a massive ransomware attack that allegedly saw the entire source code of Cyberpunk 2077 leaked online. As part of these leaks, several rolls of internal comedy errors have apparently appeared. on line.
As you saw VGC, several videos supposedly created by CDPR show a reel of bugs and ongoing development material (including a motorcycle made of hot dogs and burgers) with truly atrocious music, including a "shit flute" cover theme from the trailer.
The leak was verified by CDPR producer Slava Lukyanenka, who described the montages as "a fun composition of bug materials collected by QA and developers over years of development." VGC speculates that the images could have been thought of as a kind of "gag roller" in addition to the final version, which was eventually removed after the version's status was made clear.
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Look at. It's not very special to laugh at your game's bugs before the release. Games, especially massive, tricky, triple-A games, often break deeply to the last minute, and I have some fun examples of my time working QA in a box office game.
But the optics aren’t great considering the absolutely sad state Cyberpunk 2077 launched. The developer’s internal videos are indistinguishable from those made by fans after the release.
CDPR is still working to fix the Cyberpunk 2077 problems, with half of the studio supposedly working on fixing the struggling RPG. The game also features a new game director, Gabriel Amatangelo, who has taken over as head of studio Adam Badowski.
The multiplayer version of Cyberpunk has also been largely abandoned and the studio is starting to work quietly on a new triple A role-playing game. Don't expect to hear any of this for a while, however, after the debacle of the CP2077, CD Projekt does not seem interested in revealing another game years before release.