With Sony's dramatic decision to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store shelves, all eyes turned towards Microsoft and Xbox.
And what did the gaming giant decide to do? As it turns out, it mostly held firm - defending developer (and marketing partner) CD Projekt Red (CDPR) from the slings and arrows of gamers' discontent, but also hedging its bets by offering refunds to any and all players who want one.
With so much at stake for CDPR, Microsoft, Sony, investors, retailers, and gamers, what can we now take from the present state of play? (And why won't CDPR stop issuing statements full of subtle digs and half-truths?)
Let's dive in.
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Discussed in this episode:
"CD Projekt, CDPR, and Cyberpunk 2077: We Have a Reputation to Burn"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Cyberpunk 2077 Refunds"
"Sony Removes Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation (PSN) INDEFINITELY (VL374)"
YouTube Video - December 17, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Important Update for [PlayStation] Users"
Tweet - December 18, 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077
"Updated: Cyberpunk 2077's Removal From The PS Store Was A CD Projekt Red Decision"
The Gamer - December 18, 2020
"Reading Corporate Messaging with Hoeg!"
Tweet - December 18, 2020 - Richard Hoeg
CD Projekt Board Statement
Subject: Temporary suspension of the availability of Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation Store
"Cyberpunk 2077: To ensure that every player can get the experience they expect on Xbox..."
Twitter Thread - December 18, 2020 - Xbox Support
"now individual retailers for physical Cyberpunk discs are expanding refund policies..."
Tweet - December 18, 2020 - Paul Tassi
"GameStop Memo Directs Customers Seeking 'Cyberpunk 2077' Refund to CD Projekt"
Vice - December 16, 2020
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