PlayStation cuts losses, unprecedented move
Sony’s removal of Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation digital store fell like a bomb and we’re still recovering. Not because we agree or disagree with the decision, but because a case like this is unprecedentedNot even Warner’s withdrawal from the sale of the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight a few years ago. In this case, the same publisher of the game removed it from Steam; With Cyberpunk 2077 it is the digital store itself that has withdrawn the game from sale, it is not known if it made a unilateral or consensual decision with CD Projekt RED and its publisher Bandai Namco.
Why was this drastic decision taken? Surely because of massive refund requests this must have been received and before the PlayStation Store got caught up in the huge reputation crisis unfolding these days. Remember that Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo are the owners and managers of digital stores with millions of customers that they must satisfy to continue buying. Faced with a case of discontent as blatant as that of Cyberpunk 2077, the measures must also be exceptional and this is the result.
Sony took the initiative and cut their losses and it cannot be ruled out that Microsoft, Steam or Epic Games are following the same path.
Sony took the initiative (as they say, it is not known whether in an agreed way or not with the study) and reduced its losses, without being excluded that Microsoft, Steam or Epic Games follow the same path. This is not just the result of the current state of the game; You don’t have to be a lynx to understand that outlets, whether physical stores or digital stores, shouldn’t have been having fun than CD Projekt RED will leave you at the horse’s feet a few days ago with his official statement. The Polish study unilaterally announced refunds to disgruntled players, regardless of the stores, throwing the ball on their field.
Players, publishers, stores … all unhappy
If players are not happy with CD Projekt RED (which is facing an unprecedented reputation crisis), much less PlayStation, Xbox or SteamRemember, they charge a percentage of royalties for every game sold on their platforms and of course they lose with returns. The dissatisfaction with the countless failures of Cyberpunk 2077 in its console version not only affects the reputation of the studio, it also affects the platforms on which it is played and the video game as a cultural industry, as what was to be the most powerful work of the year disappoints in this way.
What should we learn from all of this? That there are limits in the video game industry and that arrive in stores before Christmas with what you wearWhatever the cost, you can have a huge impact on your managers. The history of Cyberpunk 2077 is full of bad decisions; The managers failed to channel the huge ambition of the project, they rushed to announce the dates, they did not want to give up on PS4 and Xbox One (consoles that cannot handle the game) and when the reality exceeded them, they limited themselves to hiding it so that it does not harm the reserves.
Latest developments add extra pressure to fix Cyberpunk 2077 big bugs and performance issues
And now what? Next steps
PS Store’s decision is very bad news for CD Projekt RED, and in particular for its employees, to which it adds extra pressure to solve big problems Cyberpunk 2077 performance and bugs. Time is running out at the Polish studio’s offices, which should release these troubleshooting fixes as soon as possible, no longer to relieve unhappy gamers, but to meet the demands of the PS Store and that the game is back on sale, which we believe will be vital to your accounts.
It seems that the present leaves the expected new generation versions in the background promised by CD Projekt RED, announced for spring 2021 and better not to mention the expected content expansions. Everything indicates that the first job will be done to fix the issues that make Cyberpunk 2077 unplayable and then everything else will come …
If, despite the issues, you enjoy the history of the game and want to make the most of it, be sure to take a look at our constantly updated Cyberpunk 2077 guide.