This opinion is why no one should ever go to Forbes for a worthwhile and insightful view of consumer computer technology and software...;) To think that anyone would compare Anthem with CyberPunk 2077 is--well--just nuts...;) Only people who don't know what they are talking about would do so. Calling the ~14 million pre-orders for this game "a disaster" is such a ridiculous comment it's hard to understand the sentiment. Has nothing to do with "morals"--it's a mistake made often by game publishers for the past 20 years--it's called "premature release"...;) And, yes, it can be treated!
The main problem
with CP2077 is merely that it was released six months prematurely. (You can't fix Anthem, imo. There's just nothing there.) So, that's it with CP2077--it's six months early. It was merely a poor managerial decision by people within CDPR management who think a lot like the people at Forbes think--they thought they had to release the game at Christmas or they would lose several million sales. Wrong--big games backed by big-rep developers can be released any time of the year--the holidays have almost nothing to do with those sales. Computer people who play computer games understand why this is so. Corporate bean counters do not. Obviously.
It still boggles my mind how the developers who created such a masterpiece in Witcher 3 could even develop a game like CP2077. Geralt is fairly original and enormously successful. CP2077 is just a failed attempt to one-up GTA. Conversely, can you picture Rockstar games doing a Witcher 3? Hah-hah...;) Me, neither!
Unfortunately, CDPR management has thrown a monkey wrench into the reputation of CDPR as a games developer at the very top of its game! The only reason there were nearly 14 million pre-orders was because of Geralt and the rep CDPR had earned with Witcher 3, in particular. Such a shame to see that reputation tarnished by the premature release of this game. I doubt CDPR will ever see the CP2077 numbers on pre-orders again. But I don't believe in pre-orders anyway unless they are accompanied by 40%-50% MSRP discounts...! Now that's a rational reason to pre-order, imo...;)
It is well known that I don't make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in something I have written, you can be confident in the fact that *I* did not write it.