Well folks, it’s happened. Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has officially been hit with a class action lawsuit for the poor state of launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
“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.”Credit: Rosen Legal
Well, this is definitely not good. CD Projekt Red getting hit with a class action lawsuit is the last thing the company needs after the massive launch failure of Cyberpunk 2077, even though the game sold over 13 million copies including refunds issued for the game’s faulty performance on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The main question I have after this CD Projekt Red lawsuit is what will now be the status of The Witcher 4? While it isn’t officially confirmed to be in development, the next installment of the series seemed to be inevitable until now. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what CD Projekt Red’s response to the lawsuit is and if they will continue to develop new IPs.