What appeared to be a closed end of the year, is turning into a nightmare for CD Projekt Red, creator of the game Cyberpunk 2077.
After all the controversy, the company has now been the subject of a lawsuit in the United States of America due to the various problems of the game.
Understand the controversy ...
To put it in context, namely for those who have not yet realized what is happening, the game Cyberpunk 2077 was launched on December 10th. But the controversies started right away.
Criticism began when a French gaming magazine released its first game review for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, where it called the game a real failure. Several players around the world also made negative comments and even demanded a refund of their money.
The detected problems are related to several flaws and bugs that, therefore, alter or do not show the textures, cause low resolution, stops, blocks, delays in the interface, etc.
Sony actually removed the title from the PlayStation Store and initiated refunds. In turn, the game's creator, CD Projekt Red, announced several updates to address these issues. And a group of fans has also developed a Mod with several improvements to help find a solution.
CD Projekt Red sued due to problems in Cyberpunk 2077
Due to all the problems presented in the game, the company CD Projekt Red has now been sued in the USA.
THE action was imposed last Thursday in a California court by the law firm Rosen Law, based in New York. The firm thus represents investors who purchased the shares of the creator of the game between January 16 and December 17, 2020. TheThe lawyers ask that the lawsuit be classified as a class action lawsuit.
In the lawsuit, lawyers accuse CD Projekt Red of making “false and / or misleading” statements about Cyberpunk 2077. In short, the company is accused of failing to disclose enough information about the game's bugs, in addition to not mentioning that this was “virtually impossible to play” on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the lawsuit, the game's creator allegedly claimed that Cyberpunk 2077 was "complete and playable" in January 2020, although it was postponed to September.
In a specific case that occurred during a videoconference, where a new postponement was announced, CD Projekt Red President and Deputy CEO Adam Kiciński said that “there were no problems” with the game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. on one Press release, lawyers say that the creator's statements were “materially false” and “misleading”.
On December 11, CD Projekt Red's shares fell sharply. And, according to the lawsuit, when problems started to arise, investors “suffered damage” due to the “artificially inflated” market price.
As compensation, lawyers are asking for an undisclosed amount. But, in addition, they also ask that all injured investors contact the office.