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Cyberpunk 2077 Returns to the PlayStation Store, But Sony Says Base PS4 Still Has Issues [Update]

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Update 6/15 10:23 am PT:

Sony has offered a statement on Cyberpunk 2077‘s return, warning players on the base PlayStation 4 that they will continue to experience performance issues. Instead, Sony recommends Cyberpunk 2077 should be played on either the PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 Pro until additional fixes are made.

Here is Sony’s full statement on Cyberpunk 2077’s return below:

“SIE can confirm that Cyberpunk 2077 will be re-listed on PlayStation Store starting June 21, 2021. Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms. SIE recommends playing the title on PS4 Pro or PS5 for the best experience.”

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It’s been over six months since Cyberpunk 2077 was de-listed and removed from the PlayStation Store. But CD Projekt Red has announced that its sci-fi RPG will return to PlayStation’s digital storefront on June 21, 2021.

CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077’s return to the PlayStation Store in an official press release but offered no comment to IGN beyond this public statement.

When Cyberpunk 2077 was released in December 2020, the base console versions of the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One suffered severe performance issues. As a result, PlayStation announced that it would de-list Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store on December 17, 2020.

Furthermore, CD Projekt Red announced an expansive refund program, promising to honor full refunds for anyone dissatisfied with Cyberpunk 2077. According to CD Projekt, the company issued some 30,000 refunds and during a financial briefing said removing Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation “influenced” its overall sales, including on other platforms.

In IGN’s review of the console version of Cyberpunk 2077, we were critical of its performance and disappointed with how far it trailed its PC counterpart. CD Projekt has been hard at work, releasing numerous bug fixes and patches to improve the game’s performance on PC and consoles. Its impending release on PlayStation could signal enough bugs were fixed to meet Sony’s quality assurance levels.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.

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