Sony returns Cyberpunk 2077 to its PlayStation Store


A sign for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game displayed at the E3 2019 show in Los Angeles, California.

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LONDON – Cyberpunk 2077 returns to PlayStation Store next week.

The beleaguered sci-fi video game will be reinstated on Sony’s digital media store on June 21, according to a brief statement from the publisher CD Projekt Tuesday.

Shares of CD Projekt jumped 6.5% on Tuesday. The title was down 4.7% Wednesday morning.

Cyberpunk was pulled from PlayStation Store late last year in an unprecedented move following fan backlash over a slew of bugs and performance issues on older consoles.

This was a huge blow for CD Projekt, reaching sales at a time when demand for games was booming and Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X consoles were launched.

Cyberpunk had received a lot of media coverage prior to its release, with actor Keanu Reeves being one of the main characters in the game.

But it was hit by several delays in 2020 as developers rushed to get the game ready for launch. When Cyberpunk finally released in December, angry gamers took to social media to share clips of the many issues they faced while trying to play it.

CD Projekt has sought to appease fans with money-back promises and a series of updates aimed at fixing any issues players have encountered.

The mistake ultimately led Sony and Microsoft to offer gamers a full refund for the digital versions of the game, with the former going even further and delisting it from PlayStation Store.

To make matters worse, CD Projekt said in February that it had been hit by a ransomware attack. Hackers have threatened to release the source code for games such as Cyberpunk and the Witcher 3 role-playing game.

Last week the company mentionned data obtained from the cyberattack is now circulating online and may include information on current and former employees as well as on games.


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