Sony reinstates Cyberpunk 2077 game on its PlayStation Store

Sony reinstates Cyberpunk 2077 game on its PlayStation Store

June 17, 2021: -Cyberpunk 2077 is returning to the PlayStation Store next week.

According to a brief statement from publisher CD Projekt Tuesday, the beleaguered sci-fi video game will be reinstated on Sony’s digital media store on June 21.

Shares of CD Projekt jumped 6.5% on the news Tuesday. However, the stock was down 4.7% Wednesday morning.

Cyberpunk was yanked from the PlayStation Store late last year in an unprecedented move following a backlash from fans over many bugs and performance issues on older consoles.

It was a significant blow to CD Projekt, hitting sales when demand for gaming was booming, and Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X consoles were being released.

Cyberpunk had been heavily hyped before its release, with actor Keanu Reeves featuring one of its main characters.

But it was hit with multiple delays in 2020 as developers raced to get the game ready for launch. When Cyberpunk finally released in December, angry gamers took to social media to share clips of the many issues they faced trying to play it.

CD Projekt sought to appease fans with promises of refunds and a series of updates to fix all the issues experienced by players.

The blunder eventually resulted in Sony and Microsoft offering players full refunds for digital versions of the game. However, the former went a step further and delisted it from the PlayStation Store.

CD Projekt said in February that it was hit with a ransomware attack which can make the matter worse. Hackers threatened to release the source code for games including Cyberpunk and role-playing game Witcher 3.

Last week, the company said data obtained during the cyberattack is now circulating online and may include information about current and former employees and games.

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