‘Cyberpunk 2077’ dev responds to death threats following delay: “We are people, just like you”


‘Cyberpunk 2077’ dev responds to death threats following delay: “We are people, just like you”

Cyberpunk 2077 design lead Andrzej Zawadzki has condemned the death threats that have been sent to him and the CD Projekt RED team after they announced the game’s latest delay.

Zawadzki and his team have reportedly received a number of death threats following the further postponement of Cyberpunk 2077 – the third so far, from November 19 to December 10. The design lead has since denounced the threats, calling them out for being “unacceptable”.

“I understand you’re feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it”, he wrote. “However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.”


Check out his tweet below.

Reception towards the game’s delay has largely been mixed, with some fans expressing their support and understanding. Meanwhile others have cancelled their pre-orders of the game and have slammed the studio for not living up to their previous promise of no more delays.

Check out a number of the tweets below.


CD Projekt RED explained that the delay was due to “shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time”, which forced the team to test nine different versions of the game. This resulted in a three-week delay to “make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly”.

Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. The game will also be playable on the PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S through backwards compatibility, although a full next-gen version is expected to released in the future.

Most recently, Insomniac Games’ Bryan Intihar revealed that he had been the target of multiple threats following the reveal of Peter Parker’s recasting in the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.


Published at Wed, 28 Oct 2020 03:53:38 +0000

‘FIFA 21’, ‘Madden NFL 21’ arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X in December

EA Sports has announced the release date for the next-gen versions of FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21.

The developer announced the December 4 launch date for the sports games on PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with a post on both the official FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 websites. The sites also detailed how current-gen players will be able to get a free next-gen upgrade through the Dual Entitlement scheme.

Players who own current-gen versions of either game will be entitled free next-gen upgrades, but only for the equivalent next-gen console. This means that PS4 players will only be able to upgrade to PS5, while Xbox One can only upgrade to Xbox Series X and Series S. Players also have until the release of FIFA 22 and Madden NFL 22 (expected to arrive in 2021) to claim their free upgrades.


EA Sports also cautioned players to hold on to their physical copies of the current-gen versions of the game, as they will be required to launch the game on next-gen consoles. “If you buy a physical copy of FIFA 21, you’ll need the disc to be inserted into your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X to be able to launch FIFA 21 on those consoles,” it noted.

Current-gen players will also be able to play both games on their next-gen consoles in November through backwards compatibility. However, the version of the game will not feature any enhancements that the next-gen versions of FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 have to offer.

FIFA 21 is currently available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. NME‘s Stacey Henley called the game a “solid football sim with marginal improvements on last season’s efforts” in a mixed three-and-a-half star review.

Madden NFL 21 is also available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


Published at Wed, 28 Oct 2020 03:25:37 +0000



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