Anyone think that with half the budget (developing for PC only), quarter of the attention from gaming sites, less than half the hype, Cyberpunk would have had anywhere near the pre-orders for PC that it had now?
With half the budget, the scale and details would be halved as well, less hype again. Although it would probably be running a lot better with half the detail and less fancy rendering tech. TW2 scale. (which was also not optimized with some disappointing control issues)
What it looks like is that CDPR took the full budget and concentrated on the PC version only, trying to port it down to consoles at the very end to find out they couldn't complete it in time.
Only on next-gen was an option, but they would have had to postpone to 2022 to get enough of an install base to justify the cost. Which would have been the best solution anyway, considering how unfinished the game is. The game should have stayed in the oven until March 2022.
Going by the braindead AI, the fact that LoD means nothing to this game (seriously seeing everything draw in the distance right before my eyes via walking or by bike), it looks more like the budget was used for marketing, Keanu, and I guess managers pay, because there's a lot of content that was cut from the game that isn't found anywhere in the current build.
This game is literally just you looting stuff and shooting bullet sponges. It's like a poor man's Borderlands at this point, and it runs bad for nearly everyone. The game definitely feels like it was designed purely around RT, because SSR works like crap and has this horrible grainy effect, and no setting changes it, so when you turn it off, everything looks like illuminated chrome. There's just no winning.
What they should have done was just kept their mouths shut and stuck to "when it's ready", and stop the ongoing marketing until close to 6 months for release (like the old days of game marketing). They should have just made it for PC/current gen systems, instead of last gen systems, last gen refreshers, PC, Current gen etc, because that was already too many variables to account for.
I'm actually miffed atm, because I've reached a point in the game where it's clearly trying to tell me to back out of a part of town, by making everyone magically higher health and higher dmg, and any weapons/gear I loot of them I cannot use until I'm lv 28 (currently lv 13), so, I guess the game is now telling me I can't actually roam about and do what I want now?.
It's clearly still pretending to be an RPG, but CDPR claims it's an action game, yet the game is literally dictating what I can/cannot do now, and it's still following RPG guidelines...what a fucking joke.
Last edited by Chazore - on 18 December 2020