Speaking in a Q&A with investors, CD Projekt RED has fully addressed the state of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077, openly admitting that Sony and Microsoft had trusted the studio to make the necessary fixes for release – hence why it was able to pass the certification process – which quite clearly did not happen.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the last-generation versions of the epic sci-fi title starring Keanu Reeves runs poorly on Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. And it looks like the studio provided false assurances to format holders on QA fixes that were never actually seen through.
In terms of the certification process and the third parties — this is definitely on our side. I can only assume that they trusted that we’re going to fix things up on release, and that obviously did not come together exactly as we had planned.
If you wish to listen to the call itself, you can do so here. Note that the quote above can be found at approximately 13:15.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released for the PS4, PC and Xbox One on December 10.
[Source – CD Projekt RED Investors Call Transcript]