Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation Store on Thursday and will offer anyone who bought the game from the PS Store a full refund. Sony did not provide a reason for the removal, itself an extraordinary measure for a game of Cyberpunk's size, though it's likely tied to the game's well-documented plethora of bugs and poor performance on PS4.
Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red told investors it made the decision with Sony following discussions around issuing full refunds. CD Projekt Red had previously encouraged unhappy customers to pursue refunds despite no avenue for such refunds existing on PlayStation.
Digital copies of Cyberpunk 2077 that have already been purchased will remain in players' libraries, and physical copies will still be sold in retail stores. CD Projekt Red says Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually return to the PlayStation store, but neither it nor Sony has indicated when.
CD Projekt is not in talks with Microsoft about a similar removal on Xbox, per reporting from Reuters. The company's stock price dropped more than 15% in the wake of Sony's announcement.