The futuristic RPG title Cyberpunk 2077, after its release, suffered from an abundance of technical problems, comic errors, and omissions. And although a lot has been patched up, the story of how it could have happened and who is to blame for it is still intriguing.
The most commonly accepted explanation was that the owners of the CD Project hurried to launch the game for fear that further delays in the release would result in the cancellation of orders. And that’s probably still a possible truth, but now the story has surfaced that the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 just weren’t aware of the number of bugs in the game.
How is that possible, you ask? First of all, the task of testing the game was transferred to an external company called Quantic Lab, with which CD Projekt also collaborated in the production of Witcher 3. And if the report obtained by the YouTube channel Upper Echelon LLC is to be believed, Quantic Lab did the testing work and put Cyberpunk developers in an awkward position.
The 72-page report, whose authenticity has not been confirmed, states that Quantic Lab had to hire significantly more people to test Cyberpunk 2077 than they had at their disposal, and therefore reportedly employed mostly young people who had barely half a year of experience in game testing.
On the other hand, CD Project was convinced that experienced employees who tested The Witcher 3 were working on the testing, and the Quantic Lab reportedly did not want to tell them the truth to keep the contracted job.
As everyone was pressed for time, the new employees reportedly did not receive adequate training so that the existing testers would not lose time. Ultimately, CD Project received daily reports of less significant graphics bugs, rather than the major issues that affected the game.
So at least the report says, which may or may not be true. If these claims were true, the problem with external testing of the game would not be the main culprit for the problems of Cyberpunk 2077. The decision to launch the game eventually came from the CD Project.
However, it would be one piece of the puzzle after which it would be easier to figure out what all went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077.