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Biggest launch disasters of the generation

Select any number

  • Anthem

    Votes: 114 47.9%
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity

    Votes: 38 16.0%
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (PC)

    Votes: 32 13.4%
  • Battlefield 4

    Votes: 13 5.5%
  • Battlefield V

    Votes: 17 7.1%
  • Cyberpunk 2077

    Votes: 121 50.8%
  • DayZ

    Votes: 7 2.9%
  • Deadly Premonition 2

    Votes: 8 3.4%
  • Fallout 76

    Votes: 87 36.6%
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Votes: 45 18.9%
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PC)

    Votes: 12 5.0%
  • Just Cause 3

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Votes: 62 26.1%
  • NBA 2K20

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • No Man's Sky

    Votes: 95 39.9%
  • Star Citizen

    Votes: 12 5.0%
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2

    Votes: 31 13.0%
  • Street Fighter V

    Votes: 15 6.3%
  • Warcraft III: Reforged

    Votes: 38 16.0%
  • WWE 2K20

    Votes: 16 6.7%
  • Evolve

    Votes: 10 4.2%
  • Lawbreakers

    Votes: 13 5.5%
  • Driveclub

    Votes: 6 2.5%

  • Total voters
    238

ethomaz

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The scope of Cyperpunk 2077 disaster is something never saw before in the Industry.

An example of bad management and a example of what you can’t do when making a game.
 

rofif

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Those all pale in comparison to Driv3rgate (2004), maybe Fallout 76 is close second.
- paid high scores from official ps, xbox magazine
- delaying the game few times
- deleting every negative forum post, threads
- deleting anything on the internet that reference on this topic from
- wikipedia entry, web google archive, threads, post etc.
- hiring a foreign "media team" to engage in "guerilla tactics" by hunting users trash talking the game
- PS2 version unfixable, $60 garbage
- garbage game anyway
- full of bugs

Man... driv3er was so promising. The footage of car driving still looks great....
 
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itsArtie

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Oct 23, 2019
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Anthem and No Mans Sky. Cyberpunk doesn't even come close to these. I would Mass Effect on third place and CP on the fourth.
 
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Starfield

Formerly 'Hado'
Aug 13, 2015
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Cute of you to add Star Citizen in that poll since it technically didn't even launch yet
 

Black_Stride

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Mar 31, 2011
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Did not vote.

Seems like yet another thread to attack cyberpunk which is not really even last gen based on release date.
Well there isnt a current gen version of the game.
So what generation is it from.
PS360?


On Topic.

Werent LawBreakers servers shut down like a year after the games release.
That has to take the cake because everything else atleast lasted more than a year with "loyal" fans and believers sticking with it.

Lawbreakers was so bad even the studio wasnt loyal to it.
Lawbreakers situation was so bad the entire studio shutdown after its release.

Nothing on the list is that bad.

In fact Im 99% sure the main reason Lawbreakers isnt leading the poll is because it came and went so fast people didnt even realize the game came out and think its one of those made up games from a TV show or movie....not an actual product.

 

Bonfires Down

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In fact Im 99% sure the main reason Lawbreakers isnt leading the poll is because it came and went so fast people didnt even realize the game came out and think its one of those made up games from a TV show or movie....not an actual product.
Lawbreakers is such a failure nobody even considers it. It is literally the worst on that list 😂
I only added Lawbreakers, Evolve and Driveclub later on so that's why they are behind.
 
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Graciaus

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Nothing will ever top MCC. Bought an Xbox only for the game and it didn't even work correctly for three years. Unplayable online the majority of the time especially with friends and the single player was also a buggy mess. Flagship title from MS and released like that.
 

Bumblebeetuna

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Oh man thanks for that Jurassic Park NMS video. That is still the funniest video game meme ever imho.

I love Cyberpunk 2077, I think it’s a great game and, at least on Series X, it runs great and I’ve not experienced a single horrible glitch. But the answer has to be Cyberpunk, right? I mean, the lying Sean Murray did with NMS prelaunch hype was bad, but is it any worse than CDPR banning influencers from showing the actual game before release? That seems even more scummy to me.

It’s now going to be late 2021 if at all in 2021 that we see next gen versions of the game. CDPR went from maybe the tippy top of the dev list in terms of gamer love to just another AAA developer.

Even aside from performance issues, the game just isn’t what we were told it would be. I still am enjoying it, but it was supposed to be so much more.
 

Dabaus

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Anthem without a doubt. Fallout 76 as close second but in its defense it was essentially a side game and not a main series entry. Anthem was supposed to be THE hot new IP from EA and Bioware.
 
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Hezekiah

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Cyberpunk, Halo and No Man's Sky by a long way. Cyberpunk no.1 due to the level of hype.

If Halo Infinite had been released a couple of months ago as planned I think that might have taken the no.1 spot.
 

fart town usa

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I haven't played 99% of the games in the list but for me it was Mass Effect: Andromeda.

I don't follow industry news closely but when I heard EA was making a new ME game I thought, "It's BioWare and Mass Effect, this is a sure thing...it's going to be great"

WRONG. lol.
 

small_law

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There were a lot, weren't there? Cyberpunk takes the cake though. Most of those games were boring and buggy or launched to an audience of no one, but only Cyberpunk was legitimate fraud.