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Another day, another Cyberpunk 2077 issue; this time it’s a good ol’ lawsuit. Yup, CD Projekt Red may be sued for “misrepresentation in order to receive financial benefits.” Ah, so what does that actually mean?
Pretty much that CD Projekt Red have said that Cyberpunk will be something that it certainly isn’t. That being a game that is void of glitches, bugs and will perform, as a 2017 Tweet written by the devs states “…nothing less than TW3 — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG.”
Though the company announced via Twitter that they will refund any digital purchases of the dystopian RPG title, reports are coming in saying that Aussie’s may need the ACCC to get their refund. Also, they have already released a number of patches for consoles and plan to release two major updates in January and February 2021. However, the company and its investors are feeling the sting. CD Projekt Red’s stock have fallen by 41% since the start of December and a lot of gamers have lost faith in the company. Therefore, understandably, investors are not happy.
Mikołaj Orzechowski, who is a CD Projekt Red investor and an attorney has brought forward this motion against the company:
“My name is Mikołaj Orzechowski, I am a Warsaw attorney and at the same time a CDPR investor. In connection with the recent events – and in particular the suspension of the sale of the CYBERPUNK 2077 product, we are currently analyzing, together with the law firm’s team, the grounds for bringing a class action together with the notification of the possibility of committing a crime under Art. 286 of the Penal Code. – misrepresentation in order to obtain financial benefits” He has also told fellow CDPR investors to contact him if they wish to be added to the class action.
Also, a New York law firm, Wolf Haldenstein, Alder Freeman & Herz LLP are asking CDPR investors to come forward due to “allegations that CD Projekt may have issued materially misleading information to their shareholders and investing public” which is pretty much a rewording of what Orzechowski is putting forward.
So, pretty much, things aren’t looking good for CD Projekt Red and their little Cyberpunk game. Who knows if they and their game will rise like a phoenix from the ashes or it will crash and burn like Joaquin’s Phoenix’s “I’m Still here” documentary. Time will only tell.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on Xbox One, PS4, PC and will be released on next generation consoles sometime in 2021.