Cyberpunk 2077 pulled from sale
Cyberpunk 2077 was set to be one of the biggest video games ever. It was being developed by CD Projekt Red, whose The Witcher 3 is widely regarded as a role-playing masterpiece, and pre-release trailers showed a sprawling and futuristic city packed with characters to meet and interact with. At launch, however, it was clear the game had been nowhere near ready, resulting in graphical bugs, poor performance, crashes, and a variety of other issues that affected consoles the worst, especially PS4 and Xbox One.
The problem was so severe that retailers began offering refunds on a scale we’ve almost never seen. The PlayStation Store even completely pulled the game from sale, not putting it back up until six months later and carrying a warning. The disastrous launch delayed subsequent content updates and expansions for Cyberpunk, the bespoke new-gen versions were delayed, and the public’s faith in CD Projekt Red was seriously damaged.