• Alberto Mezzalira

CD Projekt awaiting authorization from Sony to re-list Cyberpunk 2077

Another unpleasant news for CD Projekt as it is still awaiting Sony’s authorization to bring Cyberpunk 2077 back to the PlayStation Store, five months after the platform holder delisted the game.

The game, released in December 2020 after three delays, had many technical problems, mostly on PS4 and Xbox One; as a result, the title was removed from the PlayStation Store a week after its release. When this happened, CD Projekt announced a series of future patches that would have fixed these issues; moreover, customers could have opted for a refund.

During a shareholder meeting last Tuesday, CD Projekt management was asked to provide an update about the discussions with Sony. President and joint CEO Adam Kiciński said “Unfortunately, I have no new information in this regard, we are still in discussions and with every patch the game gets better and there is a visible progress, but as we said the decision is an exclusive decision of Sony, so we are waiting for the information about the fact that they took the decision to bring back this game. Until then I am not able to tell you anything more.”

When asked about the situation, CD Projekt’s SVP of business development, Michał Nowakowski, also said the decision ultimately lies with Sony. “We do believe we’re closer than further, but of course the final call is theirs, so let’s wait and see,” he said.

Cyberpunk’s absence from Sony’s digital storefront is affecting the sales on other platforms too; no updated sales forecast was provided for the game and he didn’t offer a figure, but said that two major factors would impact the sales– the game’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release in the second half of the year, and its return to the PlayStation Store. “As far as Cyberpunk sales for this year are concerned, first of all I believe they will be driven by two major elements that we keep working on. First, patching and updating the game, and this should also result in coming back to the Sony store. Obviously, Sony’s decision is much awaited by many gamers and we believe it may also influence purchasing decisions of not only those playing on PlayStation but also on other platforms, so this is important to us.” Nowakowski said.

CD Projekt declared also that the class action lawsuit being brought over Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch will be filed with the court in June.

Are you a PlayStation owner still waiting to play Cyberpunk 2077? What do you think about the whole situation around the game? We’d love to hear from you!