In the latest of a long litany of issues, reports are now coming in that Cyberpunk 2077 save files are becoming permanently corrupted for players if they exceed 8MB in size.
CD Projekt Red’s support document states:
Please use an older save file to continue playing and try to keep a lower amount of items and crafting materials. […] The save file size limit might be increased in one of the future patches, but the corrupted files will remain that way.
Save files are sacred; they are essential to video games and represent the player’s life — the hours, the progress, the victories — inside that virtual world. A save file should never become corrupt because of the player’s legitimate actions inside the game. How CD Projekt Red could allow save files to become corrupt like this, and then so glibly suggest the player should play the game differently, says a lot about the future of this game and this company.
Cyberpunk 2077 should not have been released, and CD Projekt Red knows this. The only thing CD Projekt Red can do at this point to regain some sense of goodwill and trust with gamers is recall their dysfunctional and broken game and provide refunds.