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Masahiro Sakurai shares his thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077

Fan, or fed-up?

Cyberpunk 2077 has been on of the biggest stories in gaming for weeks now. Weeks before launch were mostly about excitement, but the weeks after have led to refunds, complaints, and a lot of disappointed fans.

People from all over the industry have shared their thoughts on the situation, and now Masahiro Sakurai has joined in on the commentary. He shared some thoughts in the latest issue of Famitsu, and you can read them below. This info is courtesy of Ryokutya2089/Siliconera.

“Dealing with refunds is something that makes even me feel deeply moved. This kind of sincerity was never heard of before. When I tried it on the PS4 Pro, I could play it without problem (as of December 20, 2020). It was mostly running at 30 frames per second. I played it on PC in the beginning. I encountered bugs multiple times. Cyberpunk 2077 is a dream game. I wonder how much planning and production was needed. Having a multi-platform release for an AAA title is at a level where that’s enough for me to say that it’s wonderful. I support this game from the bottom of my heart for sincerely dealing with [the refunds].”

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Top Rated Comment
socar
Thu Jan 14 21 03:04am
Rating: 3

I don't know about you all but admiring publishers to offer refunds isn't something to be admired or appreciated especially if the product in this case was released in bad timing...

socar
Thu Jan 14 21 03:04am
Rating: 3

I don't know about you all but admiring publishers to offer refunds isn't something to be admired or appreciated especially if the product in this case was released in bad timing...

I get where Sakurai is coming from but I'm with you on this one. I disagree with Sakurai on this being a form of sincerity, it's mostly damage control and to avoid as many legal ramifications as possible.

Dealing with refunds is something that makes even me feel deeply moved. This kind of sincerity was never heard of before.

Sorry what? His statement sounds like CDPR invented this wonderful concept of refunds...

He's probably looking at it from a Japanese point of view not a western centric "law says if it doesn't fit description, you are entitled to a refund". He seems to think that the refund was given because CDPR we're sorry not because they were obligated to.

There's a much more accurate translation by Kody NOKOLO on Twitter. I think the one above reads quite... strange in comparison.

https://twitter.com/KodyNOKOLO/status/1349453120951218178?s=20

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