CDPR baggage first award for Cyberpunk 2077 years after sport’s rocky launch

Cyberpunk 2077 has gained its first post-launch award greater than two years after the sport was initially launched in December 2020. To shut this previous yr, CD Projekt Red claimed the “Labor of Love” award from the Steam Awards for 2022 for its continued service and help of Cyberpunk 2077.

The Labor of Love award is given to the developer that finest continues “to nurture and support their creation” over the yr, by way of including new content material, usually making updates, and conserving on prime of bugs and different points. This yr, Cyberpunk 2077 beat out Dota 2, Project Zomboid, Deep Rock Galactic, and No Man’s Sky. Previous winners of the award embody GTA V, CS:GO, Warframe, and Terraria.

When Cyberpunk 2077 was initially launched on the finish of 2020, the discharge was marred by a wave of technical points and game-breaking bugs, and the sport ran even worse on consoles. Players had been granted refunds, the sport was faraway from the Sony on-line retailer for a interval of six months, and CDPR’s launch of the title previous to it being prepared led to a critical drop in firm inventory worth and even a lawsuit.

The sport claimed a handful of awards at Gamescom 2020, together with Best PC Game, Best RPG, and Best of Gamescom, however this passed off on the finish of August of that yr, months earlier than the sport truly launched.

While fixes and enhancements started in 2021, the sport’s resurgence actually took off in 2022. This was because of fast and responsive updates that fastened critical and minor points, constant updates that added new content material, and renewed curiosity within the sport and its world generated by the critically acclaimed Netflix animated sequence, Edgerunners.

Across the sport’s numerous retailer platforms, Cyberpunk 2077 was additionally on sale for a very good portion of the complete yr, reducing a barrier for gamers who had been hesitant to get it at launch, or for gamers who had been nervous about launch points and wished to attend. To have a good time the Labor of Love award, it’s again on sale for 50 % off on Steam till 12pm CT on Jan. 5.

Over 2022, Cyberpunk 2077’s evaluation ranking on Steam has elevated dramatically. It’s now listed as “mostly positive” throughout all critiques and its most up-to-date critiques have been “very positive.”

CDPR is at present engaged on each the Phantom Liberty growth and an eventual sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 tentatively titled Project Orion. But that’s at present a good distance away.

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