Developer CD Projekt Red is not in talks to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the Xbox digital storefront. The Polish studio is facing plenty of criticism from players after a less than stellar console release. After complaints of the game running poorly on last-gen consoles, CD Projekt Red insisted that the game is “playable,” which is a pretty big leap from good.
In a statement to Reuters, CD Projekt Red’s chief executive Adam Kaciński put an end to speculation on whether or not Microsoft would follow Sony’s decision. “We are not in such discussions with Microsoft at the moment,” said Adam Kaciński. The comment comes after Sony chose to delist Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital storefront earlier this week. For the immediate future, Cyberpunk 2077 will remain on Xbox’s digital store.
Sony removes Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation store
Sony removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store digital storefront, issuing refunds to unhappy players. In an effort to preserve the high quality of games available on the PlayStation Network, will no longer sell Cyberpunk 2077 digitally. Doing so also prevents future sales from needing a refund.
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Cyberpunk 2077 will come back to the PlayStation Store soon, though when that might be is unknown. CD Projekt Red and PlayStation likely have an idea as to what a more complete game will look like. The first of several patches focusing on improving gameplay in Cyberpunk 2077 is coming in January 2021. An official relaunch date is not available, as it makes sense to pair Cyberpunk 2077’s return with the patch release.
While there was some initial confusion surrounding refunds of digital purchases of Cyberpunk 2077, refunds are now available on both consoles. Both PlayStation and Microsoft only allow refunds on purchases made within the past two weeks. For more information on refunding a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, Daily Esports put together a helpful guide to help walk players through the process.