One of the big games to hit shelves last year was surely Cyberpunk 2077. In a world struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of players worldwide were looking to get lost in what was expected to be an epic, role-playing adventure set in a futuristic world.
The game, though, had a disastrous launch, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game being so poor that both Sony and Microsoft were forced to issue refunds to disgruntled customers, while Sony ended up delisting the game from its PlayStation Store entirely.
This did plenty of damage to company CD Projekt (the publisher behind the game), and its shares also took a dive in the Polish stock market, despite the fact that the PC and next-gen versions of the game were fine, and so was the PS4 Pro version of the game according to most pundits.
And now the game is back on the PlayStation Store, and also recently got a sizeable discount on the Steam store, where the game has been getting plenty of good reviews too.
As was recently reported on Eurogamer, the game’s user rating now stands at “very positive”, thanks to the flood of positive reviews (thousands of them) being posted since the 24th of November.
This led to the game’s quest director commenting on the positive response on Twitter, as seen below.
Thank you so much! 😭 pic.twitter.com/SMEMErm5Hm
— Paweł Sasko (@PaweSasko) November 26, 2021
Steam’s top-selling games list shows CD Projekt’s sci-fi RPG in second place behind Football Manager 2022, while both it and their earlier game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are on the global list of all-time best-selling PC games on the Steam platform.
This must be very encouraging for publisher CD Projekt, and developer CD Projekt Red (the studio who made both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), as they keep working on the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077, more content for the game, and also another game in The Witcher universe, which is planned for release in the future.