Cyberpunk 2077 will make a return to Sony’s Playstation Store on June 21 after the Playstation 4 version of the game was removed by Sony for more than 180 days due to complaints about the game’s performance.
The announcement was made in a regulatory disclosure by CD Projekt, the parent company of CD Projekt Red:
“In relation to Current Report no. 66/2020 of 18 December 2020, the Management Board of CD PROJEKT S.A. with a registered office in Warsaw hereby publicly discloses the decision by Sony Interactive Entertainment to reinstate the availability of the digital edition of Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation Store, effective on 21 June 2021.”
The return of the game to the Playstation Store comes after many patches and hot fixes that the developer CD Projekt Red has released over the months after the game’s release. The recent updates have solved hundreds of bugs that were reported across multiple platforms with regards to the last-gen version of the game.
Sony’s decision to remove the game from it’s digital store came after an apology by the CD Projekt RED executives. In January 2021, the founder of CD Projekt gave a more detailed apology stating what went wrong and why. He also revealed a long-term plan to fix the game in a form of a roadmap.
CD Projekt Red offered refunds for the game to dissatisfied players. Both Microsoft and Sony also offereed to give refunds to the digital version of the game as well.
Sony released a statement stating that players should be cautious when playing the game on the base PlayStation 4 until the developers have fixed more issues. A spokesperson had this to say in an email sent by the company.
“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.”
Here is our review of the game.