Nearly six months after Cyberpunk 2077 launched and was quickly faraway from the PlayStation Store resulting from a variety of points, the sport nonetheless hasn’t returned to Sony’s digital storefront. Developer CD Projekt Red says that it’s nonetheless ready on Sony’s approval to place Cyberpunk 2077 again on the PlayStation Store, although it hasn’t detailed what the factors for that approval is.
CD Projekt revealed the most recent replace in a shareholder assembly this week. “Unfortunately, I have no new information in this regard,” CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned through translator. “We are still in discussions and with every patch the game gets better and there is a visible progress, but as we said the decision is an exclusive decision of Sony, so we are waiting for the information about the fact that they took the decision to bring back this game. Until then I am not able to tell you anything more.”
This is the second time CDPR has positioned the accountability for removing and return of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS Store on Sony. In March, the company similarly said that it was Sony decision to convey it again. Curiously, CDPR additionally retains referring to patches bettering the standard of the sport, nonetheless, Sony doesn’t have any main public high quality requirements in place that may trigger a recreation to get faraway from the shop totally. There are loads of “low quality” video games that stay accessible for buy on the PlayStation Store.
The removing was most definitely the results of CD Projekt Red’s messy dealing with of refunds in the course of the botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077. At the time, it directed users to Sony to request refunds for the disastrous PS4 model of the sport, however failed to make any formal arrangements with the platform holder. This led to Sony denying many gamers refunds, leaving them caught between CDPR and Sony with none recourse. Eventually Sony relented and made good on all refund requests for Cyberpunk 2077, however on the identical time, it eliminated Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store with a view to stop any extra folks from shopping for the sport. It was a somewhat unprecedented transfer that was made all of the extra notable by the excessive profile of the sport in query.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan also threw a bit of shade at Cyberpunk 2077 when speaking about first-party Sony video games in an interview. “You know, there are two approaches to this: you can either hold the date and put out the game irrespective of quality or you can ship it when it’s right,” Ryan mentioned. “We have always taken the latter approach. There have been some fairly high-profile instances of publishers trying the former approach.”
CD Projekt Red has issued quite a few patches for Cyberpunk 2077 within the months since launch in an try to repair a variety of its largest points, notably on last-gen consoles. It’s additionally working on correct next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X variations of the sport which it goals to launch within the latter half of this yr. At this level, it’s not clear what the return of Cyberpunk 2077 to the PlayStation Store would do for its gross sales going ahead, however CDPR seems to think that its removal is impacting the acquisition rate for the game, even on different platforms.
Those who nonetheless personal Cyberpunk 2077 through the PlayStation Store can nonetheless entry the sport, nonetheless, new gamers can not buy it except they purchase a bodily copy. Cyberpunk 2077 stays accessible on the market on each Xbox One and PC.