PlayStation CEO, Jim Ryan, criticises CD Projekt Red’s Messy Cyberpunk 2077 Launch

Jim Ryan, the CEO had some things to share about the way the studio handled the release of the highly-anticipated game

During a recent interview, PlayStation CEO and President Jim Ryan seemed to be indirectly criticising CD Projekt Red for releasing Cyberpunk 2077 when the game was far from being perfected. Currently, their working relationship seems to be in dire straits. After the crazy amount of backlash faced after the game’s messy release, CDPR promised refunds to players across all platforms, giving platform holders and retailers a shock.

 The refund policies

Sony’s refund policies seemed to be more strict, compared to Microsoft and Steam, but they had no choice but to issue rebates to PlayStation users who requested them. But CDPR did another thing; pulling the game from its digital storefront without prior notice. Their representatives had stated in January that CDPR is working with Sony to get the game back in the PlayStation Store, but February is almost over and nothings happening.

Jim Ryan

If latest reports are to be believed, it’s going to take a little longer. CDPR has also cancelled the game’s next major patch, saying that there had been a ransomware hack.

Ryan’s statement

Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red

As for Ryan’s indirect jab at CDPR, it was during an interview with GQ Magazine, when he said that Sony would rather delay a project and have it available when the time is right, rather than maintaining a previously announced date. While he didn’t give out any names, it did seem like he was calling out the studio when he said “some fairly high-profile instances” of publishers launching games too hastily.

He could be talking about some other games, but Cyberpunk 2077 was arguably the most high-profile broken game in recent times. The other Sony-published games had a pretty good track record, so what do you think?

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