Sony has issued an official statement claiming that they will not only be removing Cyberpunk 2077 from their PlayStation Store but issuing full refunds to digital purchasers.
The nearly decade coveted game, Cyberpunk 2077, has suffered an utter nightmare of a launch, mostly for the past-generation console’s being unable to handle the game. While the game undoubtedly sold well and was provided the epic game gamers were both looking for and expecting, it is sadly riddled with bugs. The game sometimes crashes several times within an hour and has other issues that are leaving PS4 and Xbox One fans to dub it unplayable. Even the infamous Keanu Reeves, whom the game stars, cannot carry Cyberpunk 2077 out of this pitfall.
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CD Projekt Red, the Warsaw-based game developer, said on Friday that the decision to “temporarily suspend” sales had been reached. “According to the information released, starting today, everyone who is not willing to wait for updates and wants to refund their digital copy of the game can do so by submitting a request,” you can read the rest of their press release in the tweet down below.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 18, 2020
On Monday, CD Projekt Red apologized for not previewing the game, which retails for $59.99 on consoles’ previous generation. While the game was clearly made to rock the next generation consoles they did not anticipate the fact that most people would still be struggling to find a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. “We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” the company said in a statement. The developer promised to fix the many issues plaguing Cyberpunk gamers in larger patches coming in January and February. “Together these should fix the most prominent problems gamers are facing on last-gen consoles.”
Admittedly, the CD Projekt Red staff is handling this media crisis quite well and has been more than open with their customers. PC gamers are most likely snickering at console players as their Cyberpunk experience has been near seamless, and the reviews for the game are looking great when played functionally. This should actually be seen as a glimmer of hope; while this is a catastrophe unlike ever before, Cyberpunk 2077 is still looking like a good game and will have a chance to redeem itself in the future.
It seems that not even Cyberpunk is safe from the hell on earth that is 2020. How do you feel about the removal from the PlayStation Store? Will you be getting your refund? Comment below.