‘Cyberpunk 2077’ developer plans refunds for disgruntled gamers
The maker of “Cyberpunk 2077,” one of this year’s most anticipated video games, told players they could request refunds because the initial release included bugs, a rare move for a major publisher and the latest mark of a project plagued by launch delays.
Warsaw-based CD Projekt SA said in a tweet Monday that the $ 60 game, which stars Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves and released last week, does not perform well on Sony Corp’s PlayStation 4. and the Xbox One from Microsoft Corp. The company apologized and said it has addressed some issues with recent updates and plans more in the coming weeks.
“We would appreciate it if you would give us a chance, but if you’re not happy with the game on your console and don’t want to wait for updates, you can choose to refund your copy,” the company said.
Analysts had predicted that “Cyberpunk” would sell between 18 and 25 million copies in its first month. On the day of its release, CD Projekt said the game had eight million pre-orders, of which around 59%, or 4.7 million copies, were for PCs.
A spokesperson for CD Projekt declined to comment further. Shares of CD Projekt have fallen about 25% since Wednesday’s close in Warsaw, losing more than $ 2 billion in market value.