Iwiński then explained, from his point of view, how the game was launched with so many bugs on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One he was often unplayable. A week after the game’s release date, Sony pulled it out of PlayStation Store entirely and offered a refund to anyone who wanted one. Microsoft has also offered refunds to injured Xbox players, and CD Projekt Red is facing legal action on claims he misled investors and gamers.
In the video, Iwiński basically said the team was too ambitious with the PC edition of the game, which served as the basis for the console version and proved to be too heavy for eighth-gen hardware. The in-game streaming system was a constant headache for the console team, and the developers missed a ton of issues when testing its various versions, according to Iwiński.
Along with the apology video, CD Projekt Red presented a written version of Iwiński’s statements as a series of FAQs, and also said that the free upgrade for the game’s next-gen console will arrive in the second half of 2021.