Cyberpunk 2077 returns to Sony’s PlayStation Store on June 21, more than 180 days after the PlayStation 4 version of the game was pulled from sale by Sony amid complaints about the game’s performance. The announcement was made in a regulatory disclosure by CD Projekt, the parent company of CD Projekt Red..
The return of Cyberpunk 2077 to Sony’s digital store comes after developer CD Projekt Red’s release of a multiple major patches and hot fixes for the game. Recent updates have targeted hundreds of bugs and improved performance of last-generation console versions of the game.
In December, Sony delisted CD Projekt Red’s open-world adventure game from the PlayStation Store. Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a statement at the time that it “strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction” and subsequently removed the PS4 game (which is also playable on PlayStation 5) from its digital store. SIE pledged full refunds for customers who purchased the digital version of Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store.
Sony’s action at the time followed an apology from CD Projekt Red parent company executives, in which CD Projekt management admitted to “not showing the game on base last-gen consoles before it premiered and, in consequence, not allowing you to make a more informed decision about your purchase.”
“We should have paid more attention to making it play better on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” read a note signed by Marcin Iwiński, founder of parent company CD Projekt, and its board of directors. CD Projekt asked customers to seek refunds from retailers, but Sony did not have a refund policy in place for digital purchases.
In January, Iwiński offered a more detailed apology and CD Projekt outlined a longterm plan to fix Cyberpunk 2077, starting with a pair of major patches designed to address performance, gameplay bugs, and numerous crashes.
Update: In a statement to Polygon, Sony confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will return to the PlayStation Store. It also cautioned users against playing the game on a base PlayStation 4 until CD Projekt Red fixes some more issues.
“SIE can confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be re-listed on PlayStation Store starting June 21, 2021,” a Sony spokesperson said in an email. “Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms. SIE recommends playing the title on PS4 Pro or PS5 for the best experience.”
Update (June 21): As promised, Cyberpunk 2077 returned to Sony’s PlayStation Store on Monday. CD Projekt said in a tweet that PlayStation 4 users “may continue to experience some performance issues” with that version, calling the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 5 versions of the game “the best experience on PlayStation.”
Users may continue to experience some performance issues with the PS4 edition while we continue to improve stability across all platforms. The PS4 Pro and PS5 versions of the game will provide the best experience on PlayStation.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 21, 2021