CD Projekt Red is facing another class action lawsuit for the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which has been plagued with bugs and controversy.
Last week, the New York Times reported that the studio was behind Cyberpunk 2077 can be sued from a regulatory filing from Warsaw, Poland. Now, according to Kotaku, it is brewing a new lawsuit against CD Projekt Red ̵
Earlier this week, the Manhattan-based Rosen Law Firm filed a lawsuit in the California Central District “on behalf of individuals or entities that purchased or otherwise purchased listed CD Projekt Red securities between January 16, 2020 and December 17, 2020.” Aka all investors who bought shares within this year.
A statement from the official press release extrapolates about archiving:
(1) Cyberpunk 2077 was virtually unplayable on today’s generation of Xbox or Playstation systems due to a huge number of bugs; (2) as a result, Sony would remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the Playstation Store, and Sony, Microsoft and CD Projekt would be forced to offer a full refund for the game; (3) CD Projekt will consequently suffer reputation and financial damage; and (4) as a result, the defendants’ statements about their business, activities and potential customers were materially false and misleading and / or lacked a reasonable basis at all times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors were harmed.
The leading plaintiff in the case is Andrew Trampe, but the press release states that the law firm is looking for other investors to participate in the lawsuit.
Launch of Cyberpunk 2077 has been full of controversy and bugs, with the first update being introduced last week fixing some issues. The most notable of these issues saw the player’s storage files corrupted if they reached over 8 MB, but luckily Cyberpunk 2077s last update (1.06) removed the PC version’s 8 MB storage file limit. This is good news in the future, but for those who had already lost the saves, CD Projekt Red says that unfortunately “this will not fix saved files that were corrupted before the update.”
In addition to the errors that plagued the launch, Liana Ruppert from GameInformer had a major seizure while playing the game. This was due to light patterns similar to those used by neurologists to induce seizures in patients. It was also later noted that the game did not have a clear warning about epilepsy at the beginning of the game, which has now been rectified.
The same role-playing game has seen its share of other controversies even before the launch with reports of transphobia and crunch culture, and that the studio also refuses to share information about the game’s availability. Read about why we think CD Projekt Red should have confirmed Cyberpunk 2077 ′s accessibility options before.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, managers at CD Projekt took responsibility for the buggy release Cyberpunk 2077 and told the staff that they will receive their full bonuses no matter how the game is reviewed. Earlier, the developers were told that they would receive extra pay based on the game’s overall critical performance represented by Metacritic.
A report published by Bloomberg yesterday showed that the game’s flaws and rocky launch have cost the founders of CD Project Red over $ 1 billion. Over the past week, the company’s shares have fallen, but not to register a low level. As stated in a note to investors, the CD Projekt Red board has stated that the game has sold another five million copies on top of the 8 million pre-order sales, bringing the total units sold to over 13 million. This figure takes into account “returns sent by retail customers in brick and mortar as well as digital shop windows.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available for PC, Xbox One and Google Stadium. As for the PS4, there are still detailed copies, but Sony has removed the game from the PSN Store. Meanwhile, the official Microsoft Store has a statement warning gamers if performance issues to the Xbox One version have been updated. The game can also be played on Xbox Series X | S and PS5 thanks to backward compatibility. You can read our review of the game here: “Cyberpunk 2077 is a deeply contradictory game, one that you end up loving but also want to hate and feel deeply disappointed with. ”