Valve's Gabe Newell Gives His Thoughts On The Cyberpunk 2077 Launch

We're all well aware of the controversy that embroiled Cyberpunk 2077 at launch - specifically related to its last-gen console versions - and now Valve boss Gabe Newell has given his thoughts on the fiasco.

Speaking to TVNZ, Newell expressed his sympathy for the developer, refusing to "throw stones":

"I have a lot of sympathy with a situation that every game developer finds themselves in... There are aspects of the game that are just brilliant, and it shows a tremendous amount of work — it's unfair to throw stones at any other developer, because just getting something as complex and ambitious as that out the door is pretty amazing."

Newell revealed that he has only played the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 so far, so he isn't best placed to comment on the console issues, but nevertheless predicted CD Projekt will bounce back in time.

"People get mad because they care... When people have those kinds of reactions, my first thought is that this is an opportunity for us, and I assume that the Cyberpunk 2077 developers are similarly just using it to crank through and make improvements that are going to be beneficial to their customers.

They have a long history of doing a great job, of continuing to invest in their products over time and I suspect that they're going to be very good at making their customers happy over time."

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