Sony Interactive Entertainment at this time introduced that it will likely be eradicating CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 from its on-line PlayStation Store. It additionally introduced that it will likely be providing full refunds to those that already bought the sport.
SIE strives to make sure a excessive degree of buyer satisfaction, and we’ll start to supply a full refund for all avid gamers who’ve bought Cyberpunk 2077 by way of PlayStation Store and desire a refund. Please go to the next hyperlink to provoke the refund: https://t.co/DEZlC0LmUG.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 18, 2020
The firm has arrange a web site the place clients can signup to submit their request for a refund. Once it’s confirmed that you just bought the sport from the PlayStation Store, you need to get your refund. However, this can be troublesome in the mean time as the corporate is getting inundated with a number of requests from disgruntled clients.
CD Project Red launched Cyberpunk 2077 on December 10 on Windows 10, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. The sport was initially introduced in 2012 however the launch date was set to be April 16 2020, which was ultimately delayed to September 17, then to November 19, after which lastly to December 10.
Since its launch, customers complained about extreme points throughout a number of platforms, however most notably on the 2 residence consoles. PlayStation and Xbox homeowners confronted poor efficiency, with body charges typically dipping beneath 30 and even 20fps throughout gameplay, in addition to crashes that will ship them to the console’s homescreen. The efficiency is especially poor on the bottom PS4 and Xbox One S, though the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X aren’t considerably higher.
The sport additionally proved inherently buggy, with glitches throughout the sport world that may trigger characters to behave in sudden methods, making it troublesome to play even should you ignore the opposite points.
The solely strategy to run the sport with out the efficiency points was to play it on a subsequent era console. A PS5 or an Xbox Series X|S can brute power the sport to run higher however that also would not remedy the crashing and sport code points. Note that the sport at the moment has no devoted model for the subsequent era consoles and it’s utilizing backwards compatibility to play the PS4 and Xbox One variations.
The PC model is comparatively well-off compared. While the sport has excessive CPU and GPU necessities that far exceed the corporate’s said system necessities and the sport code points nonetheless exist, you probably have a high-end gaming PC then you may at the least get pleasure from playable framerates.
When customers first complained concerning the points with the sport, CDPR launched a press release on December 14 apologizing for the state of affairs on consoles and in addition stating that they are going to be releasing smaller updates quickly after which bigger patches first in January and later in February. They additionally requested gamers on PlayStation and Xbox to refund the sport if they are not completely satisfied.
Important Update for @PlayStation Users pic.twitter.com/fCB4z74M3z
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkSport) December 18, 2020
Following that at this time SIE launched a press release saying they’re eradicating the sport from its retailer till additional discover and that gamers who bought it already can apply for a full refund. This assertion was adopted later by one from CDPR, the place it mentioned which you can nonetheless buy the bodily copy via different shops and everybody who nonetheless has the sport will proceed to get updates.
This is the primary time Sony has needed to take away a AAA title from its PlayStation Store over points with the sport. We have seen conditions prior to now, equivalent to with the PC launch of Batman Arkham Knight, the place the developer pulled the title because of points at launch, however hardly ever has the platform proprietor needed to step in and pull the plug. This offers us an thought of the amount of complaints the corporate will need to have obtained over the week and in addition the severity of the problems in query. It would by no means be in Sony’s pursuits to have a serious title that performs so poorly be on its retailer, even whether it is on its outgoing mannequin.
As of this writing, Microsoft has not launched a press release concerning the standing of the sport on its on-line retailer. However, you might nonetheless apply for a refund on the Xbox should you aren’t completely satisfied.
On a private be aware, as somebody who’s 30 hours into the sport on the PC, I largely have combined emotions about it after reaching what looks as if midway into the principle story (I spend extra time doing aspect quests). I’d have much more ideas on the sport as soon as I end my playthrough and if you’re eager about a evaluate of types then let me know within the feedback beneath.