Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 mocks Russians in the Ukrainian version of the popular game. The creators managed to include comments about the Russian invasion into the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 mocks Russians in the Ukrainian version of the popular game. The creators managed to include comments about the Russian invasion into the game. At the same time, the game's creators apologize to Russian players.
As previously announced by the game's authors, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 has received a Ukrainian localization (including the Phantom Liberty DLC). Over a year of intensive work "and detailed testing of this language version", which gives over a million translated words. All this to provide Ukrainian players with the best gaming experience.
Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 is now available, as is the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom of Liberty expansion. Internet users took a closer look at the Ukrainian-language version of the game and it turned out that it contained many comments about Russian aggression and Russia itself. The Polish studio claims that such comments "were not written by CD Projekt Red employees" and do not reflect the company's views.
Zone of Games (via Rock Paper Shotgun) spotted some interesting details in the Ukrainian version of Cyberpunk 2077 2.0. First, a few words about the graphics attached to the article. Here we see graffiti depicting the Crimean Peninsula, the coat of arms of Ukraine and Ornek, one of the national symbols of the Crimean Tatars. The message is clear and clear: Crimea is Ukraine, not Russia.
One of the dialogues was changed and instead of “tell them to fire Dogde” we read “Fuck the ship”.
In the Ukrainian version of Cyberpunk 2077, where one of the dialogues originally included “assholes”, the word “Russian” was used.
The photo mode also has its secrets. In the Ukrainian version, when we want our character to adopt a pose commonly known as “Slavic crouching”, in the game interface we can select the option "as a Russian", i.e. as a gopnik.
The game also contains traces of Russian aggression and military equipment.
The Polish studio apologizes to Russian players for posting such comments in the game. It looks like we will see changes soon, as evidenced by the company's announcement published on Telegram:
The Ukrainian localization of Cyberpunk 2077 contains several comments that may offend some Russian players. The comments below were not written by CD PROJEKT RED employees and do not reflect our views. We are working to fix and replace them in the next update. We apologize for the situation and are taking actions to prevent it from happening again – writes CD Projekt Red on Telegram.
To say that CD Projekt has had a difficult few years would be a significant understatement. Since the premiere of the game “Cyberpunk 2077”, the company has struggled with numerous crises and image problems. Although the game itself initially received great reviews, the terrible optimization of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions, bugs and failure to fulfill promises made to players completely changed the narrative around CDPR and caused a snowball effect.
As a result, the title of "Reds" was generally considered a big disappointment, which was both a harsh and unfair assessment. And although at some point it seemed that there was no salvation for the game, the creators did not bury their heads in the sand (and they could, because at this stage “Cyberpunk 2077” – despite the great scandal – had already broken all sales records).
CD Projekt launched a major operation called "Road to Redemption", the aim of which was to regain the trust lost in the eyes of players. In the following weeks and months, the developers released a number of patches and updates that eliminated numerous bugs, added new content to the game, and, above all, improved the optimization of the title on (almost) all platforms.
The game was slowly approaching the state in which it should have been available to players from the very beginning. This, in turn, resulted in better and better opinions published, among others, on digital platforms – including Steam. In September 2022, the series "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" premiered on Netflix. Its success made players look at CD Projekt's production with greater sympathy again, which resulted in a renaissance in the popularity of this title.