Cyberpunk 2077: From Best-Seller to Museum of Failure

Recent releases of Cyberpunk 2077 have been met with disappointment, and it has even become infamous enough to be featured in New York’s Museum of Failure. Although its launch was met with criticism, the dystopian title is now viewed as one of the top open-world games of the current generation. It took some time for it to gain such recognition, but it has been successful.

CDPR was lucky to be able to repair the damage done when Cyberpunk 2077 had to be pulled from the market; many players reported the title was practically unplayable on last-gen systems. It’s a difficult situation to recover from, but they managed to improve the game and gave it a second chance. Nevertheless, the launch and the reaction to it will likely remain in the memory of the developer for a while.

The Gamer reported that a Reddit user, p4ul1023, discovered a display dedicated to the video game Cyberpunk 2077 in Brooklyn’s Museum of Failure. This exhibit described the game as not being as good as people wanted and noted the presence of bugs and angry fans wanting refunds. It is not the first video game to be featured in the museum, p4ul1023’s photo also showed information for the 1982 ET adaptation released on Atari.

CDP Projekt Red has had a much different experience since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. With the application of various patches over the past two and a half years, the open-world game has improved immensely from December 2020. It may not be perfect yet, but it is certainly in a much better state than it was at launch.

Moreover, Cyberpunk 2077 fanatics have been looking forward to the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC, although no definitive launch date has been announced. Additionally, CD Projekt Red also declared that a successor would be available in 2022 and that they were simultaneously creating a new saga of The Witcher. Many people wish that CDPR has obtained a lesson, and that the next Cyberpunk game will be successful from the get-go.

Cyberpunk 2077 is now accessible on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.