Cyberpunk appears to be returning to the PlayStation Store. The game – which was removed from sale on the platform last year – can now be found by searching for its name, and appears with the tag ‘Just Announced’.
Currently, if you don’t already own the game, it can simply be wishlisted or followed in the same way as regular upcoming games. If you own the digital version of the game, it can be redownloaded but, having tried this ourselves, it appears that only the original 1.00 version is available, rather than any of the updates released subsequently.
We’ve contacted Sony and CD Projekt for comment.
A screenshot of Cyberpunk 2077 in the PS5 PS Store, taken today.
After a hugely troubled and controversial launch, Sony decided to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from sale on December 17, 2020. Almost six months later, the game remains technically unavailable to new customers, with mysteries about its removal still yet to be addressed.
In April, the game’s major 1.2 patches were described as “a step” towards returning the game to sale on PlayStation, but we’ve heard nothing official about that return since then. We’re also still waiting for news on the promised native new-gen console version of the game, which should arrive in the second half of this year. CD Projekt has said it learned a “huge lesson” from Cyberpunk’s launch, and has changed company processes as a result.
The process of fixing Cyberpunk 2077 has been a costly one for CD Projekt, which saw quarterly profits fall 65% as a result. It hasn’t been helped by the major cyber attack the company was subject to, which saw company source code leak, and may include employee information.
Look outside. See the dogs and cats lying down together? The snakes giving birth to kittens? The prophecies are coming true, the end-times are among us, and Cyberpunk 2077 may be about to return to the PlayStation Store.
As spotted by the laser-eyed eagles at IGN, if you search the PS Store for “Cyberpunk,” up pops that oh-so-familiar yellow box. Click on it and you can wishlist and follow the game, although at this point, not buy it. As IGN reports, if you’d previously digitally bought the game you can download it, and it will update to the recent 1.22 version.
For the avoidance of doubt, it seems this is not an early sign of the so-called next-gen version. The listing states, “This purchase will also be available on PS5.”
Cyberpunk 2077 launched on consoles in a buggy state that was far from what CDPR had spent years hyping, with players experiencing bugs from the hilarious to the game-breaking. It was famously removed from PlayStation’s stores shortly thereafter, with developer CD Projekt telling customers they could apply to Sony for a refund if they’d bought the so-very-broken game from them. As recently as three weeks ago, CDPR said it didn’t know when the game might reappear on Sony’s store, so it’s showing up today might be as much of a surprise to them as anyone else. We’ve reached out to Sony and CDPR to ask for some more details.