Cyberpunk 2077 experienced an unprecedented fall from grace, from gamer wishlist item number one to broken mess and eventual punchline. The game was even removed from digital stores on PlayStation 4, but it's back as of today, with a warning from Sony.
"SIE can confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be re-listed on PlayStation Store starting June 21, 2021. 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."
Cyberpunk 2077 launched with no shortage of issues, particularly on last-gen systems. It seemed to be unready for launch on those platforms and the team at CD Projekt Red was lambasted for seeming to knowingly release the game in such a broken state, even limiting review copies to PC only. As a result, the team told players to request refunds if they felt they'd prefer to get their money back and try the game again later, perhaps. The problem was that PlayStation didn't have any digital refund policy like Xbox or Steam already had in place, so Sony was left holding the bag when some number of refund requests came in.
Reports said the manufacturer honored an initial run of refunds, then quickly removed the game from its digital store, PSN, until further notice. Six months later, and here we are. Cyberpunk is back, better than before but still flawed, so Sony is warning players on last-gen base PS4 to think twice before they dive back into the game.
The game's content roadmap still says players can expect new major updates later in 2021, even while quality-of-life patches have gone out all during the year. it seems Sony is now comfortable selling the game again, as it still has no standing refund process for digital buyers to utilize. Hopefully for everyone's sake, Cyberpunk 2077 has turned the corner for good. The game is currently on sale for full price on PlayStation.