Cyberpunk 2077 is now back on the PlayStation Store, returning to Sony’s digital storefront six months on from its ignominious removal by the platform holder. The game can now be purchased digitally and is playable across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, and via backward compatibility on PlayStation 5.
However, while Cyberpunk 2077 is now on sale again, all parties advise that there will still be some performance issues on the base PS4, and advise to only play the game on PS4 Pro or PS5. It seems that Sony has twisted CD Projekt Red’s arm a little to get them to provide this disclaimer in the press release:
Users may continue to experience some performance issues with the PS4 edition while CD PROJEKT RED further works to improve stability across all platforms. Playing on PS4 Pro and PS5 will provide the best Cyberpunk 2077 experience on PlayStation.
Meanwhile, PlayStation’s tweets about the game look like this:
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
Cyberpunk 2077’s return to the PS Store was confirmed last week, after the game reappeared in the store on console. It came roughly six months on from the game’s delisting by Sony, after CD Projekt Red announced a high-profile refund policy following the game’s troubled launch. Sony seemed to take umbrage with CDPR pointing unhappy customers their way, deciding to delist the game and offer blanket refunds until such a point that the game could be seen to be in a better place.
While performance is still not up to snuff on base PS4, it sounds like Sony has decided that CDPR has spent long enough on the naughty step.
CDPR has pushed out several major updates for Cyberpunk 2077 through the first half of 2021, while also dealing witht he fallout of getting hacked and having to delay their whole development roadmap. The most recent version 1.23 making another iterative step over the massive update 1.2 released at the end of March.
A native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the game is expected toward the end of 2021, with all owners of the game on PS4 and Xbox One receiving free upgrades to the new generation release of the game.
Source: press release