Not that I ever expect this to happen, but I'd like to see data on what percentage of total development hours went into trying to re-envision, rework, optimize, and occasionally give up and remove systems in the game, trying to get the thing up to sufficient functionality on last-gen consoles.I'm always curious about what people like you really want to hear? I mean, what's your endgame about their "responsibility" ? What should CDPR do (that they haven't done yet) to make amends? Or are you just venting and calling people with different experiences / mindsets as "fanboys" ?
Well, **my** reasonable explanation will always be : "going cross-gen". it should have been made for decent PCs, XSX / PS5, that's it.
My opinion, which I can't prove and wouldn't even try to, has always been that we were on target to get a very different game until two things happened: (1) they got Keanu Reeves on board and late in the process had to shoehorn in a story with him as the central character, while still letting players design their own character; and (2) they found out that last-gen consoles couldn't run the game that they were making.
As for CDPR doing a mea culpa, I think they've already done that as much as their legal representation will ever let them. What's done is done.