It has been a long time since we've seen Cyberpunk on the PS Store. Following the latest update, Patch 1.2, could we be seeing it finally return?
Despite all the issues people have found with Cyberpunk, and the claims of deceptive marketing strategies, CD Projekt Red's game has still sold incredibly well.
What makes it even more impressive, and unusual, is the fact that it was removed from the PS Store ages ago!
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Below, we're going to be talking about when it will be back. When will Cyberpunk return to the PS Store?
LATEST - It Is Up To Sony
Cyberpunk 2077, for all of its flaws still, is a hugely better game now than it was when it launched.
During CDPR's most-recent investors call, Michal Nowakowski discussed the removal from the PS Store and outlined the fact that the decision is ultimately down to Sony and SIE.
" We have published several patches... Each and every one of them brings us closer to going back to the PSN store...
" However, the final decision, you have to understand, belongs to Sony. We do believe we’re closer than further, but of course, the final call is theirs, so let’s wait and see."
Throughout this discussion, it was also reiterated that a return to the PS Store would result in a sales spike across all platforms as it seems like CDPR see this as a sign that Cyberpunk 2077 has reached a benchmark standard as a game.
For now, we don't know when it will be added back but we can't imagine it is too far away.
PS Store Removal
Late last year, not long after launch, PlayStation and CD Projekt Red "agreed" to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PS Store.
In the statement issued by CD Projekt Red, they also confirmed that they would be offering refunds for everyone who purchased a digital version of the game and was "not willing to wait for updates".
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Not long after this, CDPR provided an "Updates Roadmap" that details the very rough timeline they have set out for improving Cyberpunk.
There is no mention of a return to the PS Store on there, but we do get a mention of the next-gen update in the second half of the year.
Could Cyberpunk 2077 be absent from the PS Store until then?
When Will It Be Back?
At the earliest, Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to make a return to the PS Store in February 2021. However, there are no guarantees and specifics.
If the "February Patch" continues to improve the game, we could see it added back to the PS Store sooner than we think.
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However, there is speculation that this update will have to delayed further following the recent attack on CDPR's internal servers.
There is no word on whether this has interrupted the development improvements underway, although a lot of people believe this could well be the case.
Are you waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 to return to the PS Store?