The founder of the Valve studio Gabe Newell (Gabe Newell) believes that the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 do not deserve such criticism, which they received.
The head of Valve admitted that he passed Cyberpunk 2077 on PC and believes that there is nothing extraordinary in the performance problems faced by console users. “I’m very worried about the situation that every game developer finds themselves in,” the entrepreneur noted, explaining that no studio is immune to bugs and glitches in a game. “All I know is that there are a lot of happy Cyberpunk 2077 players on the PC,” Newell concluded.
The head of the studio that created the Half-Life series of games stood up for the CD Project RED team, explaining that the game shows that a tremendous amount of work was put into it. “It’s not fair to throw stones at a developer just because they released something challenging and ambitious,” Newell said, clarifying that people are angry because they care.
Gabe Newell also admitted that he sometimes receives abusive emails related to a particular Valve game. In the entrepreneur’s opinion, there’s no point in publicly addressing and responding to them – only to learn a lesson from them. “I believe that they can make their customers happy over time,” described the future of developers CD Project RED Newell.
Earlier, anonymous CD Project RED employees explained that the failure of Cyberpunk 2077 was due to out-of-control management ambition, poor planning and technical flaws. According to them, many locations and novelties were lost because the developers simply did not have time to complete the game.