CD Projekt RED Responds To Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit
Though anticipated for a great while, the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t exactly go off as hitchless as expected, with a myriad of bugs and performance issues plaguing players at launch. Problems were discovered to be so prevalent on consoles, both Sony and Microsoft offered full refunds for their respective versions, with the PlayStation 4 version even being delisted from the storefront altogether. This escalated further with the recent filing of multiple class-action lawsuits against CD Projekt RED, citing violations of federal securities laws as well as “false and misleading statements” about the game’s quality ahead of launch.
In a recent statement, developer CD Projekt RED has now addressed and responded to the current litigation against them, saying, “The Company will undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims.” Much of these claims come from one particular lawsuit filed with Rosen Law Firm and pursued by CD Projekt investors. The poorly-received release apparently came as a surprise to investors, who were allegedly assured of the game’s quality before launch. CDPR’s “misleading” statements and subsequently plummeting stock price were said to have caused significant “damages” to those involved, prompting these lawsuits in the process.
Though bugs still plague the game on consoles and PC, the future of Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t exactly in question. The game notably sold incredibly well, amassing 13 million sales despite numerous refunds on all platforms. Post-launch updates are still planned to roll out into 2021, though, more prominent DLC such as add-on DLC and the long-touted multiplayer component are currently on hold until the most devastating issues are repaired.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.
What do you think? Are you surprised to see how poorly the Cyberpunk 2077 launch has been received? What has been your experience with the CD Projekt RED game so far? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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