At the end of 2020, after 8 years since announcement, Polish game development studio CDPR released its flag game titled Cyberpunk. A big success of CDPR’s previous game Witcher 3 and their “gamers-first” approach implied CDPR being perceived as a golden child of a gaming industry. CDPR was seen as one of few healthy apples in a basket of rotten fruits. Of course, there was only one emotion towards CDPR – love.
All these raised the expectations towards CDPRs new game very high. Announcement of Keanu Reeves – persona absolutely loved by the internet – “playing” one of the characters Johnny Silverhand grew the hype to the limits. Studio surpassed 8 mln pre-orders world-wide potentially beating GTA5. Right after launch there was over 1mln people playing it on Steam.
The sweetness unfortunately went together with a little bit of a bitterness. During first 24 hours Cyberpunk Reviews on Steam reached only 73%. Given steam binary review system, it means that 27% of people expressed negative feelings about the game. The goal of this post is to figure out what are the reasons behind it via data-driven approach.
(image from CyberpunkGame official twitter account)