Updated: Jan 19
Are you like me, sitting watching the Cyberpunk 2077 previews the last few months in anticipation for this game? Letting it feed into your excitement, and really get you ready for a brand new game with a bad ass story line, and incredible graphics? Well, you, and every other Playstation owner are still in the same boat.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10, 2020, and didn't even last a full 7 days on the Playstation Store before being removed by Sony themselves, and offering refunds to those who already purchased the game. Xbox did not pull the game from their stores, but if you attempt to purchase the game now you are greeted by a warning regarding the performance issues and bugs in the game, and are also offering refunds to those who purchased. The most surprising of all of this though, US Gamestop stores are allowing returns/refunds for games in boxes that are already opened! In my experience with Gamestop they have a ruthless business model that has not allowed such generosity. While I did not get the opportunity to play the game myself yet, I will say that I believe the refunds and regret here regarding the game has to have come from the developers. I've just not ever seen so many platforms all apologizing and making things right by offering so many refunds, but I could be wrong! If you know of a time they have been so forth-coming with returning people's money I would love to know.
I myself have been unable to play the game, but the reviews are mixed. Everywhere from the worst to "it has potential to be the best" and everywhere in between. One thing is for sure, if you are playing on older models of the consoles the glitches are apparently so bad that you can't even get into the story enough to review the game, being blinded by lag, glitchy graphics, and texture pop-in.
Having really loved the previews, and a fondness for dystopian societal stories I think once they have worked out some of these issues I will purchase the game and give it a go myself. Afterall, I played some of Fallout 76, so poor performance, and weird lag don't stop me from temporarily enjoying an overall disaster of a game.
Have you got to play Cyberpunk 2077? I would love to know how it performed for you, and if you enjoyed it or if it is truly the dumpster fire portrayed by the reviews, and stores now.
Cyberpunk 2077: https://www.cyberpunk.net/us/en/