Cyberpunk 2077: According to CD Projekt Red, alleged leaks are not DLCs

Cyberpunk 2077: According to CD Projekt Red, alleged leaks are not DLCs

Cyberpunk 2077

This week, a possible leak on Cyberpunk 2077 caused some speculation in the Reddit forum. A user found the related information in the Epic Games Store. Here were reportedly several names of upcoming DLCs slated to be released for the game over the next few months. Now the makers of CD Projekt have denied these rumors. A statement to IGN states that the leak is not a DLC for Cyberpunk 2077.

Those responsible have not revealed any further details. The statement from CD Projekt is now also causing further discussions among the fans. If it's not DLC, what are the different names? A total of nine titles were in the non-public listing in the Epic Games Store for Cyberpunk 2077.

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Source: IGN





CDPR Says ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Should Be Back On The PlayStation Store Soon, Sony Remains Silent

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Cyberpunk 2077 just released its big 1.2 patch this past week, which had hundreds of bug fixes, performance improvements and some quality of life features. It’s part of CDPR’s ongoing effort to not just fix the game, but fix the game enough so that Sony lets them sell it on the PlayStation Store again, as since a week after launch, you have not been able to buy the game for PS4 or PS5 digitally there.


This happened not only because the game launched in a barely playable state on older consoles, but because it was so bad, everyone requested refunds, a policy Sony does not have for digital games. But CDPR told people to go through their platform’s channels, turning anger against Sony instead of them. Sony’s solution was to relent and adopt a digital return policy for Cyberpunk, but in turn, they removed the game from the store. And that was now over three months ago.


CDPR addressed the elephant in the room at a recent investor call, and at least they think that the game should be back on the PlayStation store soon. Via Game Informer:


“We have pushed several patches. We have just published a really big one yesterday and we have published several hotfixes. Each and every one of them brings us closer to going back to the PSN store,” SVP of business development Michał Nowakowski said. “However, the final decision, you have to understand, belongs to Sony. We do believe we’re closer than further, but of course, the final call is theirs, so let’s wait and see.”

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CDPR

The question remains what exactly is “the line” CDPR has to cross in order to meet the threshold for returning to the store? This is a pretty unprecedented situation, so that’s unclear. The game has made improvements both in patch 1.2 and previous updates to how the game runs on last gen consoles, and yet it is probably never going to get to a place where it runs “well” on those old systems.


I have to wonder at what point Sony is just sort of being punitive for its own sake. I get that CDPR deserves the scorn and their initial reaction to this, telling people to ask Sony for digital refunds they literally didn’t offer, provoked this, which was perhaps not unjustified. But at this point, how many more patches and fixes does it take? How much does Sony want to antagonize one of the biggest publishers in the world over this? Again, it’s all deserved perhaps, but it’s just hard to see what the actual goal line is here for CDPR.


My guess was that patch 1.2, if it worked as intended, may be the thing to do it. I figured Sony may be looking to see if it introduced any other crazy new gamebreaking bugs (generally, speaking, it seems to be okay) before acting. But it’s been two days and they haven’t said anything one way or the other yet, so who knows what they’re actually thinking. The fact remains that Cyberpunk has been off the digital store of the largest console playerbase in the world for over 100 days while only being on it for 8 days after launch. And console sales are actively suffering because of it.


We’ll see what happens next. For now, I’m just checking the store every so often to see if it may spring back to life there unexpectedly.


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