Tokyo (AFP)

The Cyberpunk 2077 video game will return to Sony's online PlayStation Store next Monday, from which it was withdrawn last December due to a cascade of flaws shortly after its high-profile launch.

"The release of the digital version of Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation Store will be effective on June 21," Polish studio CD Projekt RED, the creator of the action game, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Asked by AFP, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), a branch of the Japanese giant Sony in its activities in the entertainment industry, confirmed this announcement on Wednesday, while slipping some caveats.

"Users will continue to experience performance issues (with this game, editor's note) on PS4, while CD Projekt Red continues to improve stability across all platforms," ​​SIE warned in a statement.

SIE recommended playing this game on the PS4 Pro or PS5 consoles "for the best experience".

Less than ten days after its release last December, Sony had decided to withdraw Cyberpunk from its offer on PlayStation Store, while CD Projekt RED made fixes.

A specialist journalist had also complained of having had an epileptic seizure because of this game, which had forced the developers to add health warnings.

The Polish studio had delayed the release of this technically very ambitious and very big budget game several times, working in a hurry to launch it just before the holiday season.

The version for the Xbox One console had also been sloppy, but Microsoft and other platforms continued to offer the game and it still enjoyed some commercial success.

"It was a great lesson for us, one that we will never forget," CD Projekt President and Co-CEO Adam Kicinski said in April.

"We remain ambitious and we are giving everything to raise Cyberpunk to a level that will delight everyone, whatever the platform," he added in a statement published on the site of his company, whose share price had fallen at the end of 2020 because of the setbacks of this game.

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