CD Projekt Red Faces Investigation From Polish Competition & Consumer Protection Entity In Response To Cyberpunk 2077’s Performance On Console


Posted on January 13, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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For Cyberpunk 2077, the future it is currently facing in contrast to what was anticipated prior to launch is certainly two sides to a coin. While many anticipated the game to beat the socks off its users with the thriving environments of futuristic Night City, the game instead shipped underwhelmed with poor optimization and bugs – especially on console. Even more, this lead to uncertainty for scheduled add-ons.

In a statement issued by CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kicinski, he discloses that the developer’s current ambitions is to resolve any and all problems the game faces no matter the platform. So hiccups on PC to the obvious lukewarm versions on last-generation Xbox & PlayStation are being monitored for the time being. This now leaves the post-launch DLCs for the game to be shelved until problems are properly resolved.

Howbeit, CD Projekt Red now faces a new problem – the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in Poland. Polish business publication Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reports that the entity is now investigating the developer in response to the current state of Cyberpunk 2077 at launch.

We will check how the manufacturer is working on the introduction of amendments or solution to difficulties preventing the game [to run properly] on different consoles, but also how it intends to act in relation to the persons who filed complaints and are dissatisfied with [the consumer’s] purchase due to the inability to play games on owned equipment despite previous assurances [to function properly].

Malgorzata Cieloch, Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection Spokesperson

The outlet continues by disclosing that the UOKiK will discuss the matters with CD Projekt Red to decide whether or not to proceed with the next steps into investigating the developer. In total, the search is to determine if the Cyberpunk 2077 developer truly mislead its consumers. If so, the firm could face a fine or even direct refunds to its users.

Already, CD Projekt Red also faces its own wave of legal trouble over in the United States. In that, investment firm The Rosen Firm is issuing a class-action lawsuit for the developer’s “misleading” actions on the status of the game on last-generation consoles. Currently, there is no set date for the case to enter the courts.

Elsewhere this week, CD Projekt Red issued an update on the 2021 roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077. It is explained that fixes are underway and has concluded with bigger add-ons and even the next-generation update for the game to be pushed to the latter half of 2021 result. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you believe the investigation is just against CD Projekt Red?

Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S< PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Stadia.

Source: gamesindustry.biz

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