PlayStation says you shouldn’t buy Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4

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Seven months after it was removed from the PlayStation Store, Cyberpunk 2077 is back and available for purchase but there is a rather important caveat.

Following the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and the woeful state the game was released in, Sony Interactive Entertainment removed the title from the PlayStation Store. Worse still, SIE offered anybody who had purchased the game a full refund.

Now Cyberpunk 2077 is back, but as we mentioned, there is a caveat.

“IMPORTANT NOTICE” reads the first line of the game’s description on the storefront. “Users continue to experience performance issues with this game. Purchase for use on PS4 systems is not recommended. For the best Cyberpunk experience on PlayStation, play on PS4 Pro and PS5 systems.”

This isn’t just Sony’s advice as the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account states that the performance issues for the PlayStation 4 persist but it is working to “improve stability across all platforms”.

It seems then that patch 1.23 – which was released last week – contained the magic sauce CD Projekt Red needed to get back in SIE’s good graces.

The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 has left an indelible mark on CD Projekt Red’s reputation. Once the darling of the video game industry, the developer has really become the poster-child for everything that is wrong with the industry.

Recently, investors Abri Advisors called for the resignation of CD Projekt’s top executives following the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

“I don’t think you could have intentionally tried to make so many mistakes as these guys have made,” chief executive officer at Abri Advisors, Jeffery Tirman said in a report by Bloomberg. “It’s really shocking.”

It really is Tirman.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.

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