An investor filed a lawsuit against developer and publisher CD Projekt Red (CDPR), alleging that the company failed to notify investors of the recent launch Cyberpunk 2077 it was “virtually unplayable”.
Plaintiff Andrew Trampe hopes to attract other investors to the lawsuit, which would turn it into a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that CDPR misled investors about the status of Cyberpunk, instead, market it as a hit with just a few minor issues.
According to Bloomberg, The CDPR says it will defend itself “vigorously” against the lawsuit.
Cyberpunk 2077 released in bad shape with numerous bugs, glitches and other issues. While some platforms fared better than others, the issues were widespread across all gaming platforms. Older consoles got the worst: Cyberpunk It was basically unplayable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Sony chose to remove the game from the PlayStation Store and many retailers adjusted refund policies to allow dissatisfied customers to return the game.
On top of that, CDPR launched a campaign to help customers get their money back if a retailer chose not to help them.
Despite the controversy around Cyberpunk, CDPR recently estimated that it sold 13 million copies across all platforms. That estimate included most of the returns, as well as the more than 8 million pre-orders. Cyberpunk received. The edge note that these figures make Cyberpunk one of the best-selling games of the year, plus CDPR said early december which has already recouped the development costs of the game.