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Sony Suspends 'Cyberpunk 2077' From PlayStation Store

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Sony Suspends 'Cyberpunk 2077' From PlayStation Store

Sony Corp (NYSE: SNE) has temporarily suspended "Cyberpunk 2077" from its PlayStation store following a flood of user complaints. The title was one of the most hotly-anticipated video games of the year, the Financial Times reports

What Happened: The game, which delayed its release twice, went on sale on December 10. More than 8 million users had pre-ordered the game, retailing for $60, FT notes.

Post-release of the game, users reported issues with the game's performance, especially on the legacy consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. 

Sony is offering a full refund for all gamers who do not want to wait for the company's patch fix. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has not yet removed the title from its Xbox store, and neither has Alphabet, Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) removed it from the Google Stadia.

Elon Musk was one among those who complained about the game's performance on Twitter.

Why It Matters: It is not unusual for games to release fixes and patches after release, but it is a first for a game of this size to be removed from the store due to quality issues.

"Cyberpunk 2077" was developed by CD Projekt Red studio, which had apologized for the game's performance issues and promised patches over the next few months. It was reported to be one of the most expensive video games ever made.

CD Projekt Red's stock has fallen by more than 30% on the Warsaw exchange since the game's release.

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