This week will mark the second month that Cyberpunk 2077 has been unavailable from the PlayStation Store, following Sony’s unprecedented decision to remove the release from its digital storefront. The game was originally yanked on 18th December, about a week after the oft-delayed role-playing title deployed on the PlayStation 4.
Late last month, developer CD Projekt RED released a major update for the outing, but our testing concluded that it continues to be susceptible to heavy crashes. Our editor Robert Ramsey is also still unable to finish the campaign, due to his save file being busted. Players encountered various other issues after installing the patch, although one involving a key character called Takemura has since been fixed.
Officially, the Polish studio says that it’s still “working with Sony” to bring the game back to the PS Store, but it feels like it’s got a long way to go. The release continues to run poorly on standard PS4 hardware, and the number of bugs and crashes are unprecedented for a release of this scale. Considering the Japanese giant had to completely adapt its refunds policy to accommodate it, we just can’t see it accepting anything less than a near-flawless build at this point.
It’s almost impossible to imagine that one of the most hyped games in decades ended up like this, and we’re not sure we’d believe it if we didn’t live through it ourselves. Nevertheless, this is the story so far. Do you expect Cyberpunk 2077 to return to the PS Store at any point in the near future? Pray to Keanu in the comments section below.