CD Projekt Red, the renowned Poland-based game developer, has presented a spirited defense of its critically-acclaimed but controversial game “Cyberpunk 2077”, despite widespread criticism. The company insists that the game's initial launch wasn’t as calamitous as much of the backlash suggested but rather that it became "a thing not to like."

Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was met with a volatile mix of enthusiasm and disappointment. Despite the eye-catching graphics and the compelling storyline set in a dystopian future, gamers around the globe decried bugs, performance issues, and a perceived lack of polish that marred the game. These issues led Sony to delist the game from its PlayStation Store, an almost unheard-of step for a AAA title.

The disappointment was magnified due to the high expectations surrounding the game. Its development had been hyped for years, and it was intended to be a follow-up to CD Projekt Red's highly successful 'The Witcher 3'. However, the company's leadership conceded a series of failures in the development and launch processes but insisted the launch wasn't disastrous.

CD Projekt Red faced backlash from all angles, earning the ire of gamers and industry insiders alike who expected a much better delivery. The company’s leadership, however, believes that the negative perception of the game went beyond its actual faults and became a trend, contributing to its bad press.

Nonetheless, the company stands by its product and promises to continue refining and improving the gaming experience of Cyberpunk 2077. Their unyielding commitment to the game’s amendment shows their determination to rebuild the faith of their loyal customers and fulfill the vision that they passionately set out to achieve.