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This Isn't Even An Option For Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt has confirmed that abandoning Cyberpunk 2077 after its rocky launch and removal from the PlayStation Store has never been considered by the company. In an interview with Reuters, joint chief executive of CD Projekt Adam Kicinski said, "I don't see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077."

"We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come," Kicinski told Reuters. He also said that the company is in talks with Sony to bring the game back to the PlayStation Store and that the two companies once again have "friendly relations."

The first-person open-world RPG starring Keanu Reeves had been in development for years prior to release, even being delayed multiple times. CD Projekt had also intended to make and release a stand-alone multiplayer game. However, as pointed out by Reuters, CDPR recently announced that the multiplayer had been canceled, with Kicinski saying the format was risky since the company has primarily made single-player games in the past. Instead, CDPR will focus on continuing to improve Cyberpunk 2077 to the best of its ability.

Kicinski also told Reuters that as the company begins to transition into making two full-sized games at once, the company is open to making acquisitions to help support the development team. Kicinski said the focus of these acquisitions would not be on boosting financial results and would not be restricted by geographical location.

The 1.2 patch for Cyberpunk 2077 was released last month, and while it delivered hundreds of bug fixes and changes (almost making it feel like a new game), Cyberpunk 2077 was not restored to the PlayStation Store. At this point, neither CD Projekt nor Sony have said when the game might return to the digital storefront. The console versions of the game, specifically when running on a PS4 or Xbox One, were nearly unplayable, to the point where CD Projekt was forced to apologize and offer widespread refunds. Sony made the decision to pull the game from its storefront just one week after the game launched, an unprecedented move.

The last couple of months have been tumultuous for the Polish developer, with the Polish government stepping in to monitor the company and hackers stealing and selling source code from the company. CD Projekt has not announced when they expect the next major update to be released for Cyberpunk 2077. The company's roadmap for the game shows that more updates and the next-gen versions of the games are due in 2021, but there are no specific dates or timeframes. Even so, it seems that CD Projekt Red isn't giving up on Cyberpunk 2077 anytime soon.