This week we have received two updates with regard to Cyberpunk 2077. The much hyped game, which launched amid a comedy of errors late last year, has since resurfaced on the PlayStation Store, with one massive warning about performance on the PS4 version of the title. As for the other side of the console landscape, Microsoft too has provided an update, with this one pertaining to refunds.
More specifically, that after 6th July, the normal refund policy for games purchased on the Xbox platform, will apply to Cyberpunk 2077. Following the launch fiasco of last year, Microsoft was quick in offering full refunds to rightfully disgruntled customers.
The terms and conditions page for Microsoft’s refund policy carries its own separate update for Cyberpunk.
“The team at CD PROJEKT RED continues to work hard to improve the experience of Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox players and has made a number of updates. Given these updates, Microsoft will be returning to our standard digital game refund policy for Cyberpunk 2077 on July 6 for both new and existing purchases,” reads the pop up note.
For those unfamiliar with the standard refund policy, all digital sales of titles is deemed final, but customers can request a refund and state their case. Not all requests are successful, however, so the same degree of uncertainty will now apply for those who wish to get a refund for Cyberpunk 2077 post 6th July.
We are going on nine months since the game’s aforementioned failure to launch, so Microsoft’s decision to offer full refunds on digital purchases of the game up until now has been a definite show of good faith to the Xbox community.
This change in policy does, however, hint that any continued updates, fixes and patches for Cyberpunk apparently do not have the vote of confidence from Microsoft. PlayStation too seems reticent to feature the title on its marketplace, doing all it can to warn players before buying.
Either way, it is the latest chapter in a game that was so hotly anticipated and then burned everyone with a rushed launch. Hopefully it serves as a cautionary tale to others.