Everybody’s headed back to Night City
Following its return to PlayStation Store last month, CD Projekt RED’s troubled RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is back on its golden road, immediately becoming the best-selling digital PS4 title in Europe, Canada, and North America. Cyberpunk 2077 was re-released on PSN, (albeit accompanied by a brand new warning), on June 21 following a six-month hiatus.
CDPR continues to roll out patches and hotfixes in an effort to get the console editions of Cyberpunk 2077 into a far superior shape than it was on its December 2020 release — a launch so notoriously botched that it led to a slew of bad press, internet memes, lawsuits, and publishers such as Sony washing its hands of the game entirely. It should be noted that none of the above controversies hit CDPR in the wallet too hard, with Cyberpunk 2077 hitting over 13 million sales across PS4, PC, and Xbox One, recouping its costs in a matter of days and becoming the publisher’s biggest release ever — even with refunds taken into account.
It seems that, despite the PSN in-store disclaimer, Cyberpunk 2077 has picked up right from where it left off: raking in sales. CD Projekt RED has stated that it believes the last-gen console editions of the hi-tech adventure are now in a “satisfactory” condition, and so one would assume that work is set to continue on the PS5 and Xbox Series X ports of the game, which are scheduled for release at a later date. Clearly, the Cyberpunk 2077 story is not only far from over, but the franchise will continue to print money well into the gaming’s ninth generation.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.