Last year, Sony shocked fans when it removed Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store. The removal came after negative reception and requests for a refund for the game, and it has not yet been reintroduced. This week, developer CD Projekt Red released a major update for the game that would make it run smoother on consoles. During an investor interview on March 30, CD Projekt Red SVP for business development Michal Nowakowski discussed the possibility of the game returning to PlayStation. Fans can still buy the game on PS4 in a physical format, but Nowakowski says the decision to bring the game back digitally remains in Sony’s court.
“As for this process – we have published several updates; we released a very large one yesterday; we also released several hotfixes, and each of them brings us closer to getting back to the PSN store. The final decision belongs to However, let̵
Removes Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store was a unique feature for Sony, especially for a high-profile release. Having made such a decision, it is not surprising that the company would be reluctant to make the game available again. After all, the console version was surrounded by negative reception! That said, Microsoft continues to sell the game on the platform without issue. It’s clear that players have a much better idea of what to expect from the game now than they did at launch!
At the end of the day, PlayStation Store is Sony’s platform, and it decides when it’s time to bring it back Cyberpunk 2077. CD Project Red just needs to keep improving the game in the hopes that Sony will make it available for sale again. The longer the game is missing, the more potential sales are lost. It’s been a tough few months for CD Projekt Red, but getting the game back on PlayStation Store will help the company’s goal of reversing that perception.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Google Stadium. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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