When Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) and its parent company CD Projekt went out with an "offer" to dissatisfied Cyberpunk customers - telling them they could get refunds from Microsoft and Sony, one could be forgiven for assuming that the multi-billion dollar international game giant had at least notified its business partners.
But as we found out later, that was not the case.
Now, PlayStation platform manufacturer Sony gives us our most dramatic turn in the story yet, responding to the repeated refund requests (and CD Projekt's belated notification), by removing the game from its storefront entirely. One week before Christmas.
Will they be the only ones? How did CD Projekt truly dig its own grave here? And what does it mean for the financial prospects of the company?
There is so very, very much to discuss here. So let's dive in.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Cyberpunk 2077 Refunds"
Tweet - December 14, 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame)
CDPR Cyberpunk Launch Teleconference Transcript
December 14/15, 2020
"How to request a refund on a PlayStation Store purchase"
"CDPR's Cyberpunk Damage Control Call: Corpos Searching for Answers (VL371)"
YouTube Video - December 15, 2020 - Hoeg Law
Tweet - December 16, 2020 - GOG
CD Projekt Board Statement
Subject: Temporary suspension of the availability of Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation Store
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