The situation of Cyberpunk 2077 is (very) slowly returning to normal. After CD Projekt Red’s game returns to PlayStation Store after about six months, too Microsoft is preparing to change its approach to the controversial RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3.
Instead of responding with the total removal of the game, shortly after the launch in December 2020 Microsoft decided to take a different approach, proposing an extended refund policy to anyone who bought Cyberpunk 2077 at the Xbox store, without any restrictions.
In essence, the move gave players the opportunity to find out if the game was usable on their platforms without too many problems (the Xbox One version, for example, was by far the least successful); otherwise, the user could request a refund even after tens of hours.
Six months after the adoption of this policy, Microsoft has now advised that CDPR’s particular game policy will soon be ending. Starting from July 6, Cyberpunk 2077 will return to the traditional refund policy of standard digital games, for all existing and new purchases.
The Xbox store will now treat Cyberpunk 2077 refunds in the same way as all other video games:
When requesting a refund for these products, and depending on your purchase or type of content in determining your refund eligibility, we take into consideration a number of factors such as time from purchase date, time from release and use of the product.
We will be returning to our standard digital game refund policy for Cyberpunk 2077 on July 6th for both new and existing purchases. For more policy details, go to: https://t.co/HDp52FoKc1
– Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) June 22, 2021
This means that getting a refund for Cyberpunk 2077 will be more difficult, so to speak, from July 6 onwards even on the Xbox Store.
Turning out to be one of the most expensive video games ever, CDPR’s latest blockbuster was at the center of a major media case at the time of its release for the hugely problematic state it was in, especially on the early versions of Xbox One and PS4 – the Sony itself, in the last few days, after the return of the game on the PS Store, has advised against its purchase except on PS4 Pro and PS5.
While waiting to see if the latest updates have brought substantial improvements, CDPR has however communicated that sales of Cyberpunk 2077 have slowed down very quickly.