Posted December 18, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

Sony Is Removing Cyberpunk 2077 From The PlayStation Store

Cyberpunk
Cyberpunk

There’s no doubt at all that Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of the last decade. The fever pitch that was reached prior to the game’s release was nothing short of insane. The fall out after the game’s release has been similarly insane. Riddled with bugs, glitches and crashes on consoles, the game has quickly become notorious in a way that CD Projekt Red would never have wanted. As pressure has continued to mount from owners of the game, Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that they will be taking drastic measures.

The first of these measures is authorising full refunds for anyone that purchased Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation Store. Refunds are relatively easy to obtain here in Australia thanks to our consumer protections and frequent ACCC litigation reinforcing them, but this is massive for other countries. Refunds can be request via a direct refund page created for the game here (which also signals how big a deal this is). On top of refunds, Sony also announced that they will be delisting Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. This is a massive deal, as it both signals that Sony likely aren’t confident the game will be fixed quickly, but also that the game absolutely shouldn’t be for sale.

There’s no current indication on when we can expect the game to become available for sale again digitally, but we expect it likely won’t occur until after the January/February patches CD Projekt Red has previously flagged are coming.


Andrew Cathie

 
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