Amidst all of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch issues, CD Projekt Red could be the target of a class-action lawsuit that accuses the developer of “misrepresentation in order to receive financial benefits.”
As reported by The New York Times, lawyers and investors in Warsaw, Poland – where CD Projekt Red is located – are “circling the situation” and are contemplating whether or not they should take action.
The controversy began when the first embargo for Cyberpunk 2077 reviews lifted. Outlets, including IGN, only received the PC version of the game and weren’t allowed to initially show footage captured during the review process.
Following the game’s release on December 10, 2020, major problems were reported by those playing Cyberpunk 2077 on base PS4 and Xbox One units and warnings were issued for a possible seizure-inducing sequence.
CD Projekt Red apologized for not showing the base PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and told those who were unhappy with the game that they would be able to get a refund if they so desired. However, they ended up promising refunds they actually couldn’t guarantee, as many had issues securing one.
Microsoft and Sony did eventually officially offer a way for players to get a refund, and Sony even went so far as to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PS Store indefinitely.
Right around the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s stock price dropped around 29%, but that didn’t stop it from selling over 8 million copies and recouping its entire development and marketing costs with pre-orders alone.
CD Projekt Red has promised fixes are on their way, and it just released Hotfix 1.05 to address many of them. If you are able to get past some of the issues and are enjoying the game, be sure to check out our Cyberpunk 2077 walkthrough, cheats and secrets, and tips on hacking.
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