Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher CD Projekt has reported a major drop in profits for the first quarter of this year. Mostly due to the game being kicked out of the PlayStation Store.
Sony removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store in December when CR Projekt told disgruntled customers to get refunds from PS4 and PS5 manufacturer.
Reuters reports that CD Projekt’s profits fell by half due to the PlayStation Store delisting. The Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 publisher says that not being on the PlayStation Store will continue to impact its financial results.
Cyberpunk 2077 was a very highly anticipated game but when it launched in November 2020 it was riddled with bugs. Apparently, the game ran terribly and suffered from frequent crashes on the PS4.
CD Projekt then offered refunds for the game and told PlayStation owners to go to Sony for refunds of the PS4 version. Hence the reason Sony kicked the game out of their online marketplace.
CD Projekt has reportedly lost around $51 million in refunds for their flagship game.
Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red is apparently in the process of trying to get their game re-listed on the PlayStation Store.