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Cyberpunk 2077 Testers Fire Back At New Allegations

It's hard for many gamers to forget about CD Projekt Red's "Cyberpunk 2077." What was once one of the most hyped games of all time is now considered a colossal failure by many. In late 2020, "Cyberpunk 2077" was released with a considerable lack of polish, full of bugs and performance issues encountered by everyone who booted up the game. It was so bad that even PlayStation was forced to step in and boot the game from its store at one point.

"Cyberpunk 2077" has seen significant improvements since its release, thanks to frequent updates and fixes from the development team. However, many are still left wondering how a once-revered games company botched the launch of this highly anticipated AAA title as hard as it did.

The developers of "Cyberpunk 2077" have previously blamed upper management for enacting unreasonable crunch times. However, YouTuber Upper Echelon Gamers recently claimed to have received info from an employee of Quantic Lab, a quality assurance team that worked on "Cyberpunk 2077." These documents allegedly provide a completely different explanation for the poor state of the game upon release, suggesting that CD Projekt Red was unaware that the QA tester provided by Quantic Lab had a relative lack of experience in this area of development. But following the spread of Upper Echelon Gamers' video, Quantic Lab's CEO has fired back at these allegations.

The QA company's CEO disagrees

In a statement issued to VGC, Quantic Lab CEO Stefan Seicarescu stated that the video in question contained multiple inaccuracies, and the YouTuber's comments displayed "a lack of understanding in the process of how a game is tested before its release to the market." The CEO also pointed out that Quantic Lab wasn't the only QA group that worked on "Cyberpunk 2077." Seicarescu wrote that multiple outsourced QA teams worked on the game before its release, including an internal group at CD Projekt Red.

Additionally, the CEO responded to allegations proposed in the video that Quantic Lab's QA team was unfocused in their work due to decisions made by Quantic Lab's upper management. Seicarescu wrote, "Project direction is agreed and adjusted accordingly as per real time requirements with our clients." When contacted about the situation, CD Projekt Red simply told VGC that it does not comment on rumors. 

Although many disappointed fans are still quick to place blame on a particular party for the failure of "Cyberpunk 2077," the game's future looks bright. And who knows, maybe "Cyberpunk 2077" will one day blossom into the game so many wished it was.