The problematic Cyberpunk 2077 game will return to PlayStation stores from next week, Sony confirmed on Wednesday, six months after it was shut down due to bugs and compatibility issues.
The dystopian-themed game was reportedly one of the most expensive ever made, and its release was highly anticipated, but the rollout was fraught with problems.
In December 2020, Sony said it was pulling the game from PlayStation stores around the world, citing “customer satisfaction” after numerous complaints about crashes and even health risks.
But in an official statement from the game’s maker, CD Projekt Red, on Tuesday it said Sony Interactive Entertainment “will restore the digital version of Cyberpunk 2077 to the PlayStation store starting June 21, 2021.”
In a statement on Wednesday, Sony confirmed that the game will be re-listed for sale this month.
But he cautioned that there could still be title issues when played on PlayStation 4 consoles.
“Users will continue to experience performance issues with the PS4 version, while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms,” Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) said.
“SIE recommends playing this game on PS4 Pro or PS5 for the best experience,” they added.
The title of the game, which was also released for Xbox One and PC, was CD Projekt Red’s biggest hit, and the group president said the launch was “a big lesson.”
The company released a series of patches to address various issues and was forced to add health warnings after one reviewer complained that the game caused an epileptic seizure.
“It was a huge lesson for us that we will never forget, but I believe now is the time to look into the future,” Adam Kichinski, President and Co-CEO of CD Projekt Group, said in April, assessing the company’s 2020 results.
“We remain ambitious and do our best to bring Cyberpunk to a level where everyone can fully enjoy the game, regardless of platform,” he added, according to the company’s website.