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The developer of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red is facing a class-action lawsuit for alleged violations of federal securities law. The lawsuit was filed by a firm called Rosen Law based in New York.
The firm alleges the studio’s management misled investors about the state of Cyberpunk 2077 before its release and didn’t disclose that the game “was virtually unplayable” on the PS4 and Xbox One due to “an enormous number of bugs.” The statement also called out the company’s claim that the game was “complete and playable” in January 2020, despite the game being delayed to September.
The New York Times reported that investors in the company’s home country of Poland are considering legal action as well. Another law firm, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz, is also investigating “potential securities claims.”
The game had a lot of bugs that Sony had to remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store, and most retailers offered full refunds on the game.
CD Projekt Red leadership said the cost of fixing Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen platforms was “irrelevant” compared to the hit their reputation has taken over the launch.
Even with Cyberpunk 2077’s in-game issues, the company has managed to sell over 13 million copies of the game.