Nothing on this site about the big story of the day?

Not sure I’ve seen an article here around the recent SolarWinds and FireEye hacks: given the latest news I read is that even Microsoft have had some computers in their internal network compromised, I’d expect it would at-least get a mention?

Also, while nowhere near on the same scale, how about looking into the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle? It’s not uncommon for games to launch in incomplete states and have to be fixed via after-launch patches and updates, but for Sony to pull the game from their digital store and offer refunds is. Might this set any precedent in future that games might launch in a better state initially, perhaps?

Conversation 4 comments

  • simont

    Premium Member
    18 December, 2020 - 9:25 am

    <ol><li>Site is more aimed at the consumer side of technology – you might find more on the sister site</li><li>The PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 is running okay if you have a nice RTX 3000 series card (I wish I had one).</li><li>XBox release hasn't been great, but Microsoft refunded my purchase for Cyberpunk 2077 in about 5 minutes. I was trying to play on a XBox One S. I will probably buy it again in 6 months once the bugs and performance issues are worked out.</li></ol>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    18 December, 2020 - 12:08 pm

    <p>I think the Cyberpunk dumpster fire is pretty well reported around the webs. Did CDPR really think that was going to fly? You hate to see it don’t you? A faceless boardroom will fire the devs after saddling them with shitty deadlines, then do the same thing on the next launch.</p><p><br></p><p>Edit: clarity </p>

    • dftf

      18 December, 2020 - 3:38 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#600832">In reply to jimchamplin:</a></em></blockquote><p>Even back to the PS2 days a number of games then didn't meet expectations, so "crunch" or "rush-out" is nothing new. And while the crunch stories you hear do make me feel for the workers, clearly you do need some-sort of deadlines as otherwise every game would become "Duke Nukem For-Never".</p><p><br></p><p>I am slightly puzzled though how the lowest-end console versions ended-up so bad when surely CP2077's engine will be an enhanced version of the Witcher 3 engine? So if you start with an engine where most issues have already been patched-out and are adding on-top, how can things go so wrong?</p><p><br></p><p>Unless they literally created a brand-new engine for CP2077 with no previous-code reuse, I'm stumped…</p>

  • dftf

    18 December, 2020 - 3:39 pm

    <p>[Update: the Xbox Support account on Twitter has announced digital purchases of CP2077 can also request refunds on their platform too]</p>

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