CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077 on Last-Gen Consoles

A tweet from CD PROJEKT RED expresses apologies for the poor performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (thanks Simon). They outline what's being done about this and offer refunds to dissatisfied customers for the next week:
Dear gamers,

First of all, we would like to start by apologizing to you for not showing the game on base last-gen consoles before it premiered and, in consequence, not allowing you to make a more informed decision about your purchase. We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Second, we will fix bugs and crashes, and improve the overall experience. The first round of updates has just been released and the next one is coming within the next 7 days. Expect more, as we will update frequently whenever new improvements are ready. After the holidays, will continue working will release two large patches starting with Patch #1 in January. This will be followed by Patch #2 in February. Together these should fix the most prominent problems gamers are facing on last-gen consoles. We will be informing you about the contents of each patch ahead of their release. They won't make the game on last-gen look like its running on a high-spec PC or next-gen console, but it will be closer to that experience than it is now.

Finally, we would always like everyone who buys our games to be satisfied with their purchase. We would appreciate it if you would give us a chance, but if you are not pleased with the game on your console and don't want to wait for updates, you can opt to refund your copy. For copies purchased digitally, please use the refund system of PSN or Xbox respectively. For boxed versions, please first try to get a refund at the store where you bought the game. Should this not be possible, please contact us at and we will do our best to help you. Starting from today, you can contact us for a week up until December 21st, 2020.

Marcin Iwiński, Adam Kiciński, Adam Badowski, Michal Nowakowski, Pio Nielubowicz, Piotr Karowski

PS. PC gamers will also be getting regular updates and fixes improving the game.
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Dec 14, 2020, 21:02
Suppose a private entity does not want to broadcast a view it finds objectionable. The state, by means of the law and its penalties, says that the private entity must broadcast it. The private entity broadcasts the view. Why, under your framework, has the private entity not been compelled?

Because that company can now admit that they will be responsible for any and all content on their website, as they are curating it based on the viewpoint. Something Youtube execs insist (including under oath in front of Congress) that they don't do. You want companies to declare they are non-profits to avoid taxes, and then not follow the rules for non-profits? I have no problems with Youtube declaring that it has decided that no opinions other than its approved ones are acceptable on its platform. And then it should lose any protections it receives for not being a publisher.

Obviously, private entities are not compelling anyone to post on their platform. I am asking why you feel they must broadcast views they don't want to broadcast under threat of being treated as a publisher. See below.

Because that's the definition of publisher.

I understand that you believe platforms have gone too far in moderation. How does classifying them as publishers lead to less moderation? If, under your asserted legal regime, platforms are now liable for their content, won't that lead to more aggressive moderation and banning, not less? Legacy publishers all place substantial editorial boundaries on what will or will not be published. How would classifying social media as a publisher lead to a different result?

Because Youtube has reached near-monopoly status by leveraging legal, financial, and social protections afforded it by claiming it is not liable for the content posted (note that copyright strikes are totally a Youtube invented process to avoid liability for Youtube under the DMCA, and exist nowhere in the legislation itself. And this quasi-legalese processes are then presented as if they aren't also used by Youtube to pick and choose content to approve/reject. It's the same thing with respect to moderation.). I haven't said anything about this leading to less censorship (though I would like less). It will result in Youtube no longer leveraging legal protections to dominate the market and allow the potential for more competition. which may result in less censorship. There is a chance, whereas now there is none.

Who do you propose should enforce this demand?

Are you dense? No one needs to enforce it. Those opinions need never be posted by Youtube. Just, the next time someone wishes to sue Youtube for viewpoint discrimination or other issue, depending on the laws involved, the courts simply won't absolve Youtube based on the fact that they are feigning viewpoint neutrality and claiming whatever legal protections come from it, if any. I have no problem with Youtube being held to the same standards as every other publisher. You need to explain why they shouldn't.

Amusingly enough, this entire discussion proves my point. Here we have a bunch of internet randos "sucking the dick" (as you accused another poster of) of the largest internet media company on the planet, and who I guarantee would lose their minds if Youtube decided that LGBT or racial issues were inappropriate for a corporate brand to be promoting. And yet, you would empower them to do that, while giving them government protections while doing so. The assembled wisdom and foresight of these internet Nostradumbasses, were it converted to water, couldn't drown a microbe...
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