If you are thinking of buying Cyberpunk 2077 at launch with the purpose of becoming the first to get its platinum trophy, then you will be disappointed. Someone already beat you to it.
CD Projekt Red’s QA Lead, Lukasz Babiel, has just managed to claim the game’s platinum trophy. This arrives two months in advance of the game’s actual release.
As seen on Twitter
Bringing his “success” to Twitter, the QA Lead tweeted a screenshot of his attainment on PlayStation. It comes with a caption that states, “Just a normal day at work”. Looking into the snapshot, it’s clear that the game will feature a total of 45 trophies in multiple tiers. The majority of which is in the bronze and silver trophy categories, while leaving a single for the gold trophy.
Just a normal day at work. pic.twitter.com/BYGs8Mmi2W
— Łukasz Babiel (@pjpkowski) September 14, 2020
To the unaware, platinum trophy is only given to players who manage to unlock all other trophies in a game. Which, put in context with Cyberpunk 2077, would imply Babiel having played through the game and meeting all of the trophy system’s challenges.
In addition, it is worth noting that this gameplay system is only exclusive to the PlayStation platform. Which, intuitively in this case, is the PlayStation 4. But with the PlayStation 5 releasing later this year, early adopters would also experience the same in that console when it arrives.
A Serious Undertaking
For someone who is literally in CDPR’s payroll to lead the game’s quality assurance team, you can bet that there’s no cheating involved. Otherwise, that would beat the reason for being a QA Lead in the first place. More importantly, it also meant that the lead himself is bound to get the platinum achievement for the game along the way as part of work.
Lukas Babiel did not leave feedback as to the difficulty of the endeavor. But we can only surmise it to be fairly manageable. Possibly, much more manageable than that of CDPR’s magnum opus, The Witcher 3. A game which is literally a conundrum to get a platinum from due to rather insane trophy challenges. Some of which are pretty demanding in the conditions.
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on Nov. 19, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Stadia. More information about the game’s release is to be expected in the next Night City Wire program on Sept. 18, 2020.
Image used courtesy of PlayStation Access/YouTube Screenshot