Sony delists Cyberpunk 2077 – In an unprecedented move, Sony is offering gamers who bought Cyberpunk 2077 full refunds and has delisted the game from PSN.
Cyberpunk 2077’s release has been…less than ideal, to put it generously. The game reportedly runs and looks great on PC, and I’m plugging away at the Series X version and it looks and runs great there as well. I’ve hit some minor bugs, but nothing that’s broken the game – bugs are a lot more prevalent than in most games, but it’s still playable.
That is not the experience people are having on Xbox One and PS4, and while gamers on the Xbox side have consistently been able to get refunds on the game PS4 gamers weren’t so lucky – until now.
Sony’s move raises a lot of questions, however. Now that the game is delisted, will CD Projekt Red be able to issue new patches for it? What’s more, will the European developer be willing to go through the certification process for a patch – and the costs associated with it – for a console they can’t sell the game on?
More than likely Sony is going to require a PS4 patch that brings the game up to some base standard of playability before relisting it, as they don’t want a firestorm of negative press for putting a game back up before it’s ready.
But who decides what’s ‘playable’ now?
We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Buckle up.