Polish developer CD Projekt is working with Sony to bring the game Cyberpunk 2077 back to the PlayStation Store. The game was taken from the online store last month after users complained about technical issues.
“We are not aware of a specific date to return to the PlayStation Store. We are in constant contact with representatives of Sony Interactive Entertainment and are working to have our game return to the Sony Store as soon as possible,” said the company’s CEO. Adam Kicinski to the PAP news agency.
After Sony stopped selling the game, Microsoft offered refunds to customers who bought the Xbox title.
As a result of the gambling problems, the market value of CD Projekt before the launch fell by almost 23 billion zlotys (6.20 billion US dollars) from the record level.
Prior to the decision to withdraw the game, the game had shown flaws and flaws since its inception, and amid a shower of criticism, the company decided to back out to ensure “customer satisfaction”.
“I don’t think we’ve seen anything like that in the video game industry,” tweeted Daniel Ahmad, then an analyst at Niko Partners. “This situation could have been avoided,” he said and postponed the start for another year.
According to the trade press, “Cyberpunk 2077”, a highly anticipated dystopian video game, is reaching the limits of what is technically possible today. According to the website metacritic.com, the game was “universally recognized” by critics.
Many criticize its errors and bugs, and some suggest that consumers wait a few months to purchase the game in hopes that the issues will be fixed. The game’s launch was delayed twice this year, and the developers were forced to issue warnings if any of the critics had an epileptic seizure while playing the game.
The delays, justified by the studio due to the difficulty of creating such a wide universe for the different game formats and the complications at work during the pandemic, met with much criticism.
The improved versions released in November for the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox series consoles were not yet available. Shortly after launch, Kicinski announced that the game had 8 million pre-orders in what he described as a “phenomenal result”. At the time, he guaranteed that the game “works very well in most configurations”.
According to estimates by Polish bank BOS, the budget of “Cyberpunk 2077”, which is based on a game by American Mike Pondsmith, was $ 331 million (R $ 1.68 billion), making it one of the most expensive video games in the world history.
The studio turned to one of the most valuable actors, the American Keanu Reeves (from “The Matrix”), who gives his face to one of the main characters of the game, Johnny Silverhand. The worldwide advertising campaign was worthy of a Hollywood production.