Cyberpunk 2077 Will Remain on Microsoft Store, for Now
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red says it is not in talks with Microsoft about removing the game from Xbox Marketplace. The announcement comes after Sony’s unprecedented decision to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store.
According to Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt Red, there are no current discussions about removing the game from the Microsoft Store, according to a statement sent to Reuters. “We are not currently in such discussions with Microsoft,” says Kicinski.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the game won’t be removed, but it does mean Microsoft likely won’t follow Sony’s lead right away. According to CD Projekt Red, the decision to remove the game from the PlayStation Store came after talks between the two companies.
“After our discussion with PlayStation, it was decided to temporarily suspend the digital distribution of Cyberpunk 2077 in the PlayStation Store,” tweeted the company. “We’re working hard to get Cyberpunk 2077 back on PlayStation Store as soon as possible.”
The statement does not indicate whether the removal of Sony was a mutual decision between the two parties, but it does clarify that CD Projekt Red was aware of this and was actively discussing it with Sony. It is likely that a similar discussion will take place before Microsoft takes action.
The start of Cyberpunk 2077 is problematic for CD Projekt Red. Despite positive early sales, the company’s founders reportedly lost $ 1 billion in net worth following the game’s release. The studio has come under fire for hiding the status of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game from launch. In our review, we found that the game was “riddled with errors” and advised our readers to avoid the latest editions of the game.