After releasing the highly awaited title, developers were forced to add health alerts and apologize.
Sony has revealed that it is pulling from the online PlayStation store the most hyped video game this year, Cyberpunk 2077, following concerns about bugs, compatibility problems and health risks. “SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) is committed to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, so we will be offering a full refund to all players who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 through the PlayStation Store,” the company said in a statement posted in the U.S., Australia and elsewhere on international PlayStation websites. Reviewing Cyberpunk 2077 – does it live up to the hype? “THEY will remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store until further notice. “It is incredibly rare for a PlayStation game to be removed from sale after it has been accepted for release, and such a high-profile game has never been removed before. Before its release last week, the dystopian Blade Runner-inspired game had racked up more than 8 million pre-orders on PCs and consoles.
But players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bought a much lower version that was plagued by technological glitches and performance problems that interfered with gameplay and caused some players to feel nauseated. The developers of Warsaw-based CD Projekt RED apologised Monday, promising to repair “bugs and crashes” with updates in January and February and offering refunds to players who did not want to wait. After a critic found out that a sequence in the game had triggered an epileptic seizure, the company was also forced to issue a health warning. The release of the game was already postponed twice this year as developers worked overtime to update the game – a practice known as “crunch” in the games industry and increasingly criticized for its effect on employee welfare. Are role-playing games becoming too predictable, from Cyberpunk 2077 to The Outer Worlds? Continue readingCyberpunk 2077 has received several favorable reviews – the Metacritic rating website indicates an average rating of 87 out of 100 on PC.
Only the more stable PC version of the game was made available to critics prior to its release, but it soon became apparent that the game’s PlayStation and Xbox versions had much bigger issues.
CD Projekt RED invested an estimated 1.2 billion złoty ($330 million) on Cyberpunk 2077, which would make it one of the most costly games of all time, according to analysts at Polish bank BOS. With the hugely popular The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a dark fantasy game about a monster-slaying outcast in a world at war, the business rose to fame 5 years ago.
But the company has lost billions in value since the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 last week, stock figures showed on Monday.