Since CD Projekt Red has decided to no longer support Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles, buyers of the Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Xbox One X will receive a refund.
Purchasers of the limited edition Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X console bundle will receive a partial refund. When CD Projekt Red’s fanatical fans bought the special edition Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X console, they couldn’t have foreseen the controversy that would follow. Yet nearly two years after purchasing the limited edition console, Xbox One X buyers are still dealing with the fallout from CD Projekt Red’s troubled Cyberpunk 2077 release.
Cyberpunk 2077 special edition Xbox One X pre-orders sold out in June 2020. At that time, Cyberpunk 2077 was expected to be released in September 2020, before it was pushed back to December of that year. The console was released on time anyway, so customers got the Cyberpunk 2077-themed console before they heard about the game’s problems. Now CD Projekt Red fans who were willing to spend hundreds of dollars before the game even came out are missing out on the game’s first expansion.
Two years after its release, Cyberpunk 2077’s first expansion, Phantom of Liberty, was announced. Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X purchase included a voucher for this DLC, but too much has changed since then. CD Projekt Red has announced that Phantom of Liberty will only be available for PC and next-gen consoles. It won’t be coming to Xbox One at all, so CD Projekt Red will be handing out partial refunds instead.
However, Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X buyers will not receive cash back. Instead, they will receive a refund in the form of Microsoft Store credits. This can be frustrating for some, as there is no guarantee that those who bought Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X will still be playing on Xbox consoles. However, CD Projekt Red decided to do so. More details on how customers can access their refunds will be shared at a later date.
This is obviously not an optimal solution, but otherwise it is currently unavoidable. CD Projekt Red probably didn’t expect Cyberpunk 2077 to be so… “challenging”. He probably planned for Phantom of Liberty to be available in 2021 with more DLC planned. CD Projekt Red also had to reallocate its resources to its next game instead of keeping them on Cyberpunk 2077. Supporting the Xbox One X would only sink the developer further into a struggling project.
The 45,000 or so people who bought Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X have every reason to be frustrated with the situation, as CD Projekt Red has ended support for the platform. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about the situation. They simply have to move forward with the knowledge that CD Projekt Red has failed to live up to expectations and that pre-orders are now worth thinking three times before jumping in.