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Cyberpunk 2077 pulled from PlayStation Store over PS4 performance

Cyperpunk 2077 has been removed from the PlayStation Store due to poor performance on base PS4 consoles.

The revelation the game has been pulled from the Store comes at the same time Sony has issued a statement in regards to refunds.

“[Sony Interactive Entertainment] strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund,” the statement reads.

Those interested in acquiring a refund for the PS4 purchase can head here.

Earlier in the week, developer CD Projekt Red apologised for the game’s performance on base last-gen consoles, pledging to correct the issues in a series of patches. The developer also promised refunds to those on last-gen consoles if they actioned them before 21 December.

The title runs much better on PS5 and Xbox Series S & X using backwards compatibility, but due to the nature of the release, those on PS5 who’ve not yet purchased the game will be unable to do so as there is only one version of the game, now removed of course, on the PS Store. Microsoft has yet to comment on availablility moving forward.

Update: CD Projekt Red has officially acknowledged the removal of the game.

“The Management Board of CD Projekt S.A…. hereby publicly discloses the decision of Sony… to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store until further notice,” a translated disclosure statement begins. “The decision was undertaken following our discussion with SIE regarding a full refund for all gamers who had purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund at this time.

“All copies of the game previously purchased digitally on PlayStation Store remain available for use by their respective buyres. Gamers can still buy physical versions of the game in retail and mail order stores. All copies, whether digital or physical, will continue to receive support and updates from the Company.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One… and PS4, kinda. It’s backwards compatible on Xbox Series S & X and PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077

10 December 2020 (PC PS4 Xbox One)
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