- Sci-fi game Cyberpunk 2077 will be reinstated on Sony's PlayStation Store on June 21, according to a statement from publisher CD Projekt.
- The title was pulled from the PlayStation Store last year following a backlash from fans over bugs and performance issues on older consoles.
- It was a major blow to CD Projekt, hitting sales at a time when demand for gaming was booming and next-gen consoles were being released.
LONDON — Cyberpunk 2077 is returning to the PlayStation Store next week.
Shares of CD Projekt jumped 6.5% on the news Tuesday. The stock was down 4.7% Wednesday morning.
Cyberpunk was yanked from the PlayStation Store late last year in an unprecedented move following a backlash from fans over a multitude of bugs and performance issues on older consoles.
It was a major blow to CD Projekt, hitting sales at a time when demand for gaming was booming and Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X consoles were being released.
Cyberpunk had been heavily hyped prior to its release, with actor Keanu Reeves featuring as one of the game's main characters.
But it was hit with multiple delays in 2020 as developers raced to get the game ready for launch. When Cyberpunk finally released in December, angry gamers took to social media to share clips of the many issues they faced trying to play it.
To make matters worse, CD Projekt said in February that it was hit with a ransomware attack. Hackers threatened to release the source code for games including Cyberpunk and role-playing game Witcher 3.
Last week, the company said data obtained during the cyberattack is now circulating online and may include information about current and former employees as well as games.