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Cyberpunk 2077 makers might face legal action due to 'misleading information'

By Tim Augustin - on 21 Dec 2020, 2:34pm

Cyberpunk 2077 makers might face legal action due to 'misleading information'

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The rollercoaster of Cyberpunk 2077’s launch continues its downward spiral. 

According to a report from the New York Times, a Warsaw-based lawyer who invested in CD Projekt has announced a potential class-action suit against the company. The lawyer is investigating for grounds of legal action based on, “misrepresentation in order to obtain financial benefits.” The lawyer stated that this investigation was related to Cyberpunk 2077’s recent removal from the PlayStation Store.

The lawyer asked for other investors to come forward if they would also like to participate in investigating legal action. And then you have Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a New York-based firm that have also announced an investigation into claims that CD Projekt, “may have issued materially misleading information to their shareholders and investing public.” The firm is encouraging all investors who, “incurred losses,” to contact them. 

Cyberpunk 2077’s incredibly troubled launch has sent CD Projekt shares on a big dip, costing the company’s founders over US$1 billion in wealth. It’s no wonder, too. The game has launched in an unfinished and unpolished state. Recently, it was reported that PC save files for the game would become corrupted if they exceed 8MB in size. Stuff like this would be unbelievable for any other game launch - but it’s just another Tuesday for Cyberpunk. 

Before the game’s launch, CD Projekt’s joint-CEO Adam Kacinski stated that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 performed, “surprisingly good.” Having played the game on PlayStation 4, I think it’s surprising that it runs at all. Our full review of Cyberpunk 2077's console versions is available here. 

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