In an investor Q&A call today, the game’s removal was brought up by a shareholder, with CD Projekt saying that the studio was still patching the game in earnest — but that ultimately, the decision to return it to the storefront was in Sony’s hands.
SVP of business development Michał Nowakowski specifically referenced the recent 1.2 patch, saying that each update brings the game closer to re-release on the PlayStation Store, but did not give a specific new timeline.
“However, the final decision, you have to understand, belongs to Sony,” he said. “We do believe we are closer…but of course the final call is theirs. So let’s wait and see.”[ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/12/18/cyberpunk-2077-being-removed-from-playstation-store”]
Later on, this thought was reiterated, but CD Projekt also projected that whenever Sony opted to put the game back on the store, it would likely encourage buyers on other platforms — resulting in a sales spike for the company.
CD Projekt had a number of other Cyberpunk-related announcements today as part of a strategy update presentation today, including plans to develop two AAA games (in The Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises) simultaneously beginning in 2022, promises of better marketing strategies, and an update (or delay, or cancellation) on the status of Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer.[poilib element=”accentDivider”]
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.