CD Projekt Red, developer of the recently released Cyberpunk 2077, has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors.
The launch of CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has been marred by a number of releases, most of which relate to the gameplay of the video game on the latest generation of consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to the huge backlash from consumers, the developer is now also facing legal issues.
Rosen Law Firm, a New York-based firm, allegedly filed a lawsuit on behalf of investors for violating federal security laws. Advocate said CD Project Red made false allegations about the recently released video game. The developer specifically failed to make consumers aware that Cyberpunk 2077 was ‘virtually unplayable’ on last-generation consoles. A class is not yet certified.
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The case mentions conference calls, one of which took place in January. In it, CD Projekt Red president and co-CEO Adam Kiciński assured investors that there are no problems with the latest generation version of Cyberpunk 2077and claims that only optimization is needed. The amount that CD Projekt Red would have to pay for damages has not yet been announced.
In addition to the class action, CD Project Red is currently facing several possible lawsuits over Cyberpunk 2077, from both the US and Poland. The developer has released a number of statements in which he apologized for the video game and promised users of the last console that future stickers will enhance the experience. Since then, a patch has been released, but it appears to be unable to address some of the core issues of the game.
The problems have led many consumers to ask for refunds from retailers. GameStop and the PlayStation Store are obligated to do the latter to remove the game completely. CD Project Red had earlier suggested that it was aimed at looking at the issues and returning the game to the PlayStation Store. Despite the current situation, the Polish developer reported that Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, including the refunded games.
Kiciński earlier admitted that the developer had neglected the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, saying: ‘After three delays, we as the board were too focused on releasing the game … We underestimate the scope and complexity of the issues, we has signals about the need for extra time to refine the game on the latest generation base consoles. This was the wrong approach and against our business philosophy. On top of that, we mostly showed the game on computers. “
Developed by CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, Google Stages and PC.
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