The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 will long be remembered as an example of brilliant marketing mixed with a host of serious technical challenges. The situation turned out to be so negative that Sony and Microsoft themselves began to make refunds to everyone, and the game was completely removed from the PlayStation Store until it was put in order.
If we talk about righteous anger, then it is justified by gamers on PS4 and Xbox One. After months of hype and past management claims that Cyberpunk 2077 is being optimized specifically for legacy consoles, the final version is disappointing to say the least. And this is taking into account the fact that on all platforms they note dull AI, bugs and superficiality of Night City.
In such circumstances, a refund is the right decision, at least until the game is brought into proper condition. And then you can already take it at a discount. However, a comical situation happened here. It turns out that some gamers are angry that after the refund Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from their library.
A gamer named Zach writes to Xbox Support:
I just made a refund for Cyberpunk, but now you have removed the game from my console ???? But I still want to play it !!!! You tricked the whole world into allowing the game to be sold on your console, even though it doesn’t work and won’t work properly for months.
It’s hard to say how common such cases are, but they definitely exist. What is strange, because according to the logic of things, when you return a defective item to the store, you return it, and do not take both the money and the purchase.
Meanwhile, information recently surfaced that one of the founders of CD Projekt sold more than $ 57 million in shares of the company a week before the release of Cyberpunk 2077 . How to perceive this is not very clear. One thing is clear – it will take a lot of effort and money for CD Projekt to regain its trust and reputation.