Cyberpunk 2077 would like to welcome you back to Night City… for the second time. After being removed from the PlayStation Store in December due to a slew of bugs and other performance difficulties, Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for purchase again on the digital marketplace on June 21. In a recent press release, CD Projekt Red announced the major news, which was then confirmed by Sony Interactive in a statement to IGN. Sony announced in a statement:
“[Sony Interactive Entertainment] 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.”
For anyone unfamiliar with the Cyberpunk 2077 saga — and boy, do we mean saga — the game was published on December 10, 2020, after nearly a decade in development and all the fanfare a game could wish for. All of this excitement rapidly turned to condemnation when the game was released with a slew of faults, prompting developer CD Projekt Red to give refunds to everyone who purchased the game and Sony to remove it from its store entirely on December 17, barely a week after it was published. Sony stated this decision would be enforced indefinitely, and as we hit nearly six months of the game being removed, many thought indefinitely might just be forever.
Since its release, CD Projekt Red has released patches and upgrades in an attempt to make Cyberpunk 2077 playable, and it appears that Sony has deemed those improvements sufficient to allow sales to restart. However, according to Sony, PlayStation 4 owners should still be cautious about purchasing due to a number of performance and stability issues. While CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 debacle isn’t totally done, this is a nice sign that things are winding down — which is fantastic given that they’re about to launch a major legal battle to recover game data and personal information stolen from the studio.