Cyberpunk 2077 has gotten back to Sony’s PlayStation Store today, over a half year after it was eliminated. The game has gotten back with a big warning for PS4 proprietors, however. Sony’s listing for Cyberpunk 2077 has a comparative warning, and it goes a step further to attempt to prevent PS4 proprietors from buying the game.
“Users may continue to experience some performance issues with the PS4 edition while we continue to improve stability across all platforms,” admits CD Projekt Red. “The PS4 Pro and PS5 versions of the game will provide the best experience on PlayStation.”
During that time CD Projekt Red’s open-world sci-fi RPG has gotten a handful of patches and hotfixes, however evidently insufficient to totally fix the game on PS4. Indeed, even now, Sony is as yet suggesting players avoid that older console version of the game.
“Purchase for use on PS4 systems is not recommended,” says Sony’s listing. “For the best Cyberpunk experience on PlayStation, play on PS4 Pro and PS5 systems.”
Cyberpunk 2077 originally debuted in December with extreme technical issues on last-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. There were various bugs and glitches across all platforms, yet some of the most extreme issues were found on base Xbox One and PS4.
Microsoft included a warning label for its own Xbox store, while Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from its store altogether after seven days. You could still purchase the physical disc version for PS4, yet the missing digital version might have slowed down sales across Xbox, PC, and PlayStation.
Cyberpunk 2077 was initially pulled from the PlayStation Store just a week after it launched following waves of complaints about bad graphics, poor performance, and frequent bugs on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Sony’s decision to delist the game came a few days after CDPR began offering full refunds to disappointed players.
Sony doesn’t permit refunds on games that individuals have effectively begun playing except if the content is considered “faulty,” which led to some speculation that the organization eliminated Cyberpunk 2077 from the store to maintain the logic of its refund terms. Notwithstanding comparable performance issues, the game stayed accessible to purchase on the Xbox One’s digital storefront.
From that point forward, Cyberpunk 2077 has gotten three major updates and about six hotfixes. The latest one, Patch 1.23, was released on June 17 and mostly addressed quest-related bugs and stability issues. None of these big updates seems to have notably improved the look and framerate of the game on PS4 and Xbox One, notwithstanding. After Cyberpunk 2077’s second major patch in April, Digital Foundry announced that the game was running observably better on PS4 Pro, yet still lagged on the older consoles.
Cyberpunk 2077 is presently accessible for buy on PlayStation Store for the first time in over a half year, yet with a warning that “purchase for use on PS4 systems is not recommended.” A clear sign from CD Projekt Red that performance issues may persevere on the standard PlayStation 4.
CD Projekt Red has been steadily patching large numbers of the early Cyberpunk 2077 issues, yet it’s clear there’s still work to be done on the Xbox One and PS4 versions. A free next-gen update will be accessible for Cyberpunk 2077 in the second half of 2021, with more fixes planned throughout the year.
CD Projekt Red has additionally guaranteed a free next-gen redesign for all PlayStation 4 proprietors, which ought to improve the gameplay altogether. Albeit the official release date for the update has not been affirmed at this point, it is relied upon to go live in the second half of 2021.
CD Projekt RED is likewise developing a dedicated next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077, close by a Witcher 3 update, and that is as yet scheduled to land at some point in the second half of 2021. All current proprietors of the game on Xbox and PlayStation consoles will get the redesign free of charge.