IGN: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Cyberpunk 2077's Subreddit
23 January 2021
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The CP2077 subreddit turned toxic? No.. *gasp*.. this is my shocked face... Either way,
IGN has an article
with some of the mods who lived what sounds like pure hell in the CP2077 Reddit for weeks after its launch. Here is a snip;
It's hard to overemphasize just how quickly the tone on the forum shifted. Cellymdewitt, the user who posted that aforementioned "unfinished and a total disaster!" thread, tells me that, for the most part, the r/Cyberpunk community spent its time in the prerelease cycle lusting over the scintillating map of Night City, or generating their own adoring Johnny Silverhand memes. Nobody saw the coming revolt. "I guess people were mostly excited and were trusting CD Projekt Red," says Cellymdewitt. "I know that the gaming community can be overly excited about things and weirdly toxic, so I tried to keep my expectations [in check.] But I was still waiting for something really good." Once Cellymdewitt saw how poorly his copy of Cyberpunk ran on base consoles, he decided to cut bait and delete the game from his hard drive. Next year, he might give it another shot, after a few more of the glitches are ironed out.
This isn't a particularly novel saga. Countless other games have found the same fate throughout history. Think of No Man's Sky, or Fallout 76, or for the real oldheads out there, Daikatana. But something about this debacle was more fraught than usual. If a family member otherwise unplugged from the gaming news cycle mentioned it to you, that’s because it made mainstream news. The hype for this particular Cyberpunk escaped the orbit of gaming itself.
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