Investor Files Class Action Lawsuit Against CD Projekt Red “Misleading” The State Of Cyberpunk 2077 On Last-Gen Machines


Posted on December 26, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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To developer CD Projekt Red, the firm while held to a high standard for truly capturing the atmosphere and flaunting its charm of storytelling is certainly not perfect. Alike with The Witcher  3: Wild Hunt and now again with Cyberpunk 2077, the firm issued a new release with bugs apparent throughout. But unlike the preceding project, this new entry is far beyond what many can comprehend.

Even more, the investors that backed the Polish game developer is also at awe for the result of Cyberpunk 2077 when it hit store shelves. As many are well acquainted already, the game when operating on the last-generation Xbox or PlayStation illustrate to be lacking plenty of the presumed optimizations that were presented in demos and trailer predating the game’s launch.

However, that certain is not the case as the game is visually suffering alongside the title’s continuous performance hiccups as well. In a new statement issued by The Rosen Law Firm, the investor counsel has issued a class action lawsuit on behalf of the game’s outcome on older hardware.

According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Cyberpunk 2077 was virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or Playstation systems due to an enormous 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 full refunds for the game; (3) consequently, CD Projekt would suffer reputational and pecuniary harm; and (4) as a result, defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

Already, we witnessed CD Projekt Red suffer plenty from the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 after footage of the last-generation version arrived to excited players. After a few days of vocal complaints on the internet, Sony Interactive Entertainment decided to pull the plug and completely delist Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store – ultimately making digital purchases unavailable on PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5.

As for the state of the lawsuit, it is pressed that applications to pose as the lead plaintiff will be ongoing until February 22 next year. As for now, there has yet to be a fully certified class in regards to the lawsuit. But, concerning the severity of the case and the sudden action on behalf of the investor, it is presumed the beginning trials will commence sometime in spring 2021.

Another controversial complaint in regards to Cyberpunk 2077 happened to be the file size limit on PC. After fulfilling 8 MB on a save file, the game would instantly corrupt the player’s progress, however, CD Projekt Red has went to swiftly remove the limit that sprouted the problem. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the lawsuit aimed at CD Projekt Red?

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

Source: The Rosen Law Firm

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