Players react to Cyberpunk 2077 getting kicked off the PlayStation Store

By Patrick Dane, Friday, 18 December 2020 12:25 GMT

The industry reaction to the Cyberpunk 2077’s debacle ran from analytical to inspired mockery.

Sony taking down Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store is huge news. It’s an unprecedented move at a scale like this, and one that would have seemed impossible just a week ago. One of the most anticipated video games ever made has been pulled from a major store for running terribly on last-gen consoles. That doesn’t happen every day.

As you can imagine, this has social media buzzing as everyone tries to get in their two cents. Be it from a place of trying to analyse the situation, or simply looking to farm likes with jokes at the expense of CD Projekt.

Many in the industry, rightfully, took a moment to acknowledge the developers caught in the middle of this situation who have come under fire because of bad managerial decisions. Here a couple:

Garry Whitta (screenwriter, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Book of Eli)


Rami Ismail (indie developer)


Kallie Plagge (Gamespot)

Parris Lilly (Gamertag Radio)

Daniel Ahmad (senior analyst at Niko Partners)

Blessing Adeoye Jr. (Kinda Funny Games)

Of course, not everyone was so serious about the situation. There were also some incredible jokes made at the expense of Cyberpunk 2077 and especially the board at CD Projekt.

Jason Schreier (Bloomberg)

Imran Khan (Kinda Funny and freelance journalist)

Jeff Grubb (VentureBeat)

Brian Altano (IGN)

However, perhaps the undisputed winner of the night went to the legendary fake Kaz Hirai account. In reference to the situation of CD Projekt’s GOG going back on selling Devotion earlier this week, he simply tweeted:

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