Sony withdraws Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt shares fall

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By CAPosts 18 December, 2020 - 08:46am 64 views

Cyberpunk 2077 came out just a week ago, on December 10, however the criticism around the video game's flaws has already begun to take their toll in the gamer world, as Sony has decided to withdraw the game from the PlayStation Store.

© IMDb Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed three times before its release.

The RPG, billed as an "open-world action-adventure story set in ... a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamor, and body modification" and that has Keanu Reeves in his characters, he was delayed three times before his debut. CD Projekt, Poland's leading video game maker, saw a record share drop last week as game fans and critics have raised concerns. CD Projekt, whose shares fell 17%, told Reuters that the suspension was temporary and that it was working hard to bring Cyberpunk back to the PlayStation Store as soon as possible. While the COVID-19 crisis has driven demand for games, new titles are in short supply, meaning those that have been released have attracted special attention. Several expensive games like Microsoft's 'Halo Infinite' have also been delayed due to the challenge of developers being stuck at home during the coronavirus restriction. CEO Adam Kicinski said when Cyberpunk launched that CD Projekt would have preferred to have fewer bugs, but did not consider delaying it a fourth time. He said there were fewer outside testers as they were unable to test the game from home as a result of COVID-19. "We are very disappointed by the information, which shows that the game was simply not ready to debut in December and the decision to launch it was a big mistake," said Kacper Kopron, analyst at brokerage Trigon DM. Sony's move runs the risk that goodwill has accumulated among fans over many years and CD Projekt has promised to fix the bugs with updates, which will be delivered in January and February. CD Projekt, which gained prominence with its 'The Witcher' series to become one of Poland's largest listed companies, was expected to break sales records with Cyberpunk, which also launched on Microsoft's XBox and Google's Stadia. Source: MSN