Cyberpunk 2077 Review Bombs Over Studio’s Support for Ukraine

A point-of-view shot of a damaged android climbing into a car through the windshield.

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Despite a recent surge in goodwill thanks to his massive 1.5 patch, Cyberpunk 2077 spent the weekend reading negative steam reviews about an entirely different matter.

Here is a small part of the negative feedback of the last few days. I’ll let you guess what got everyone so upset (and no, it’s not Cyberpunk 2077 still a buggy chaos).

“Wild knows no borders. They should feel good about oppressing Russian citizens. Have a good day.”

“I wish CDPR bankruptcy and you all be fired as soon as possible!! Will be taken over by Tencent!!!!! IStandWithPutin”

“What are the leaders of the CDPR thinking about? This war is none of your business, idiot! If you side with Ukraine and Ukraine Nazis, then I go to support Russia.”

Some of the reviews also criticize CD Projekt Red for “taking a political stance,” while others simply show ASCII art of a middle finger. However, some more are written in Russian and Chinese kotaku is unable to independently verify the legitimacy of those specific messages.

It all started when Cyberpunk 2077 Developer CD Projekt Red offered a message of support for the people of Ukraine at the start of the ongoing Russian invasion on February 25th. The military action reportedly left the studio (which is located in neighboring Poland) “shocked and outraged,” which led to its parent company donating PLN 1 million (just over $1.5 million, or $218,000) to it Polska Akcja Humanitarnaa Polish organization dedicated to humanitarian efforts around the world.

“We cannot remain indifferent in the face of such injustice and ask everyone to join in and help in any way they can,” CD Projekt Red said on Twitter. “Together we can achieve a lot!”

A week later, CD Projekt Red went one step further Stopping both physical and digital sales of his games in Russia and Belarus, the latter supporting the former in its invasion of Ukraine. Accordingly Figures released for investors As of March 3, these two countries together account for 5.4% of the studio’s total revenue.

“We know that players in Russia and Belarus, individuals unrelated to the invasion of Ukraine, will be affected by this decision,” CD Projekt Red said at the time, “but with this action we want to further shake up the world community.” to talk about what is happening in the heart of Europe.”

While a propaganda campaign was obviously intended to cover up Russia’s war crimes, that doesn’t mean that some of the artificial turf Cyberpunk 2077 Reviews don’t make good points. A common, copied opinion rightly points out that many who reacted negatively to the invasion cared little that the United States was bombing countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Somalia, at least compared to the massive one Outcry against Russia. The discrepancy between media coverage of Ukraine’s defense and coverage of Arab resistance efforts such as the Palestinian people’s desperate attempts to repel Israel’s apartheid state, Hawas already a great conversation outside the game.

As stressed by The playercaused these negative reviews at one point Cyberpunk 2077s status on Steam dropped from mostly positive to mixed. Valve’s digital showcase has since restored the underperforming game’s “overwhelmingly positive” status by excluding that “period of off-topic review activity” from the overall score. Cyberpunk 2077 Review Bombs Over Studio’s Support for Ukraine

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