CD Projekt Red Doesn’t Know When Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Back On The PlayStation Store

CD Projekt Red Doesn’t Know When Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Back On The PlayStation Store
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Cyberpunk 2077 has been through the ringer over the last six months, but despite all the hotfixes and attempts to rectify the biggest crashes and oversights, CD Projekt Red still doesn’t know when the game will be allowed on the PlayStation Store.

In new comments to investors this week, picked up by VGC, CD Projekt joint CEO Adam Kiciński said he wasn’t aware of when Sony would allow the Polish studio’s sci-fi RPG back onto its storefront. The only listing available at the time of writing is still a separate landing page for Cyberpunk 2077 refunds, and according to Kiciński he’s not aware of when that situation might change.

“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,” the CD Projekt president and joint CEO told investors.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been massively successful in Australia and around the world despite Sony’s intervention, although CD Projekt has noted before that the PSN ban could be limiting its sales on non-Sony platforms. And that makes total sense: a platform holder as large as Sony saying Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t fit for sale — even though shovelware like Life of Black Tiger is still available for purchase — sends a strong message.

Cyberpunk 2077 is still on track to get a PS5 and Xbox Series X optimised version later this year. Users on all platforms were also due to get free content updates throughout the year, but after the last few months that included a crippling ransomware attack, there’s unsurprisingly no word on when that free DLC might land.

Comments

  • It is a curious thing these double standards, particularly when we have worse-at-launch releases like the new Elite expansion and Returnal with its progress crippling patches covered. I suppose Sony would look bad having one of their own exclusives that destroys progress getting pulled.

    • It’s more that CDPR breached their legal arrangement with Sony. They promised that the Day One patch would allow it to pass certification for the game actually running and it clearly doesn’t work. CDPR lied to Sony and breached their agreement. Keep in mind, only the PS4 version was launched, so it’s not like Sony can keep that up there purely for people with PS5s either given the game still runs like shit on PS4. It’s not a double standard, it’s a legal contract and CDPR need to follow the rules they agree to when they port to these platforms.

    • It really boils down to Sony don’t like refunds or anything that shine a light on their poor refund (or lack of in other countries) policy. Passing the buck to Sony on refunds is the reason Sony are saying FU on the game coming back.

      • I highly doubt that, Sony benefits from having the game available but their harsh quality control is well known.
        (That’s what makes their QC failures so hilarious)

      • I don’t think it’s necessarily passing the buck. Refunds are almost always issued via the retailer.

        • It then turns into a problem with Sony and their payment processor. Easier not to deal with it entirely.

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