yberpunk 2077, arguably probably the most anticipated online game of 2020, has been pulled from the PlayStation Retailer after avid gamers complained of bugs and poor graphics with some branding it “unplayable”.
PlayStation at the moment are providing refunds to anybody who bought the sport developed by CD Projekt RED, with one reviewer saying it triggered them well being issues.
“SIE (Sony Interactive Leisure) strives to make sure a excessive stage of buyer satisfaction, due to this fact we’ll start to supply a full refund for all avid gamers who’ve bought Cyberpunk 2077 through PlayStation Retailer,” the agency mentioned in an announcement.
The futuristic RPG, which is customized from the Eighties tabletop recreation Cyberpunk, has been within the works since 2012.
Alarm bells had been ringing when builders restricted early reviewers to the PC model forward of the sport’s launch.
The sport’s launch had been delayed twice this 12 months and CD Projekt RED was pressured so as to add well being warnings after one reviewer complained it had triggered an epileptic seizure.
Final week, the corporate mentioned it was wanting right into a “extra everlasting answer” to sort out the well being threat “as quickly as doable”.
The futuristic open-world journey recreation, which stars Keanu Reeves, was launched final week on PC, the brand new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X, in addition to the earlier technology PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
However customers of the older consoles shortly took to social media after the launch to notice a variety of points with how the sport appeared and performed.
The Warsaw-based gaming firm behind the monstrously profitable Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt confirmed the choice to tug the sport, reviewers calling an excessive resolution.
They mentioned: “The choice was undertaken following our dialogue with SIE relating to a full refund for all avid gamers who had bought Cyberpunk 2077 through PlayStation Retailer and need a refund presently.
“All copies of the sport beforehand bought digitally on PlayStation Retailer stay accessible to be used by their respective consumers. Avid gamers can nonetheless purchase bodily variations of the sport in retail and mail order shops. All copies, whether or not digital or bodily, will proceed to obtain help and updates from the corporate.”
Regardless of the bugs, leisure score web site Metacritic has given Cyberpunk 2077 a rating of 87 out of 100 , describing it as “an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night time Metropolis, a megalopolis obsessive about energy, glamour and physique modification”.
Based on a report by Bloomberg, CD Projekt’s founders have seen greater than $1 billion reduce off their collective wealth, with shares of the corporate plunging by a 3rd after its launch on December10.