One of the many juicy subplots in the background of the controversial release of Cyberpunk 2077 in late 2020 was Sony’s abrupt decision to remove the game from the PlayStation Store once it became clear how badly it ran on PS4 hardware.
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It also made refunds available on the title but, after that removal, it was for ages a complete unknown as to when the game might be deemed stable enough to reappear on the platform.
Now, after months of patches and hotfixes which might not have totally rebuilt the game but should have made it less prone to crashing and glitches, that threshold appears to have been met.
Sony has confirmed that the game is back on the storefront for download, and is avaible for both PS4 and PS5 owners, with a few caveats, as you can see in its Tweet below.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available at PlayStation Store. Work on the PS4 version continues, with fixes and updates to be released throughout the year: https://t.co/bZ5NjAOfk0 For the best experience on PlayStation, playing on PS4 Pro or PS5 consoles is recommended.
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) June 21, 2021
That platform recommendation isn’t too different to how things were at launch, in all honesty, so while things are clearly more stable, this doesn’t exactly feel like a eureka moment for the game’s reputation. Still, we’re awaiting a full next-gen version for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners later this year – perhaps that’ll change things up substantially.