Investors are suing the developer, but they aren't taking it lying down.
Things aren't going well for Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red. After a game release plagued with bugs and game-breaking glitches, and the critical reviews following it, their investors have now filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the developer "misled" its investors about the readiness of the sci-fi RPG title.
BusinessWire published details of the lawsuit, in which the plaintiff alleges that the company "made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that Cyberpunk 2077 was virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or PlayStation systems due to an enormous number of bugs", amongst other complaints.
Players have noticed significant differences in quality with the game (mainly on the graphics end) when playing on console vs PC, leading to mass refunds and returns on last-gen platforms.
The investors involved with suing the developer claim CD Projekt RED fudged promotional material, and were therefore involved in "misrepresentation in order to obtain financial benefit".
CDPR, however, responded to the lawsuit with their own legal filing, saying they would "vigorously" defend themselves against the class action suit regarding Cyberpunk 2077.
Vowing to defend themselves (and their title), CDPR plan to clear their name of a possible violation of federal laws pertaining to misleading investors, subsequently "causing them to incur losses".
Despite all the issues with the game at release, the developers still announced sales of 13 million copies in just over a week (including refunds and returns), and reviews were mixed, capping off at 86% on Metacritic, and 9/10 on IGN. After several years of development and hype, fans' disappointment is immeasurable at the absolute disaster that was Cyberpunk 2077's eventual release.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One. It will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.
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