WARSAW/GDANSK, June 15 (Reuters) - CD Projekt's
flagship Cyberpunk 2077 game will return to the Sony PlayStation
Store this month, the Polish video games maker said on Tuesday,
confirming speculation that had sent its shares higher.
Billed as an "open-world, action-adventure story set in ...
a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body
modification" and featuring Hollywood star Keanu Reeves,
Cyberpunk 2077 took a beating from critics for its performance
on older consoles, sending the company's shares tumbling.
In December, as gamers complained about glitches, Sony
pulled the game from its PlayStation Store only a week after its
debut and offered full refunds.
"The Management Board... announces the decision of Sony
Interactive Entertainment to restore the availability of the
digital version of Cyberpunk 2077 in the PlayStation Store
starting on June 21, 2021," CD Projekt said in a statement.
Shares in CD Projekt closed 6.5% up on Tuesday after an
option to add Cyberpunk 2077 to wish lists in the PlayStation
Store appeared, fuelling hopes of its return.
The company had vowed to fix the game after its rocky debut,
and in March released a patch designed to solve the problems
experienced on older consoles.
The company was the victim of a cyber attack in February. On
Thursday it said that internal company data leaked during the
security breach is now being circulated on the internet.
Its shares had hit an all-time high in December shortly
before Cyberpunk 2077's release, but they have lost more than
half their value since then.
(Reporting by Karol Badohal
Writing by Alan Charlish
Editing by David Goodman and David Gregorio)