Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated games of the year featuring Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, has been facing legal allegations soon after its release on December 10, with over 13 million copies sold in just ten days from its release. It is a sci-fi game featured in a futuristic fantasy city that was released with many expectations, but as soon as the game rolled on, players noticed a series of glitches in the game, which rendered the game unplayable. So, the success story did not continue for long, and soon after its release, the Polish publisher of the game CD Projekt SA, has been sued against the allegation of having too many bugs in the game that stopped the game midway.
One of the investors named in CD Projekt named Andrew Trampe, sued the company and its executives on Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles, claiming that the developers have hyped the game unnecessarily about the game content and the stock prices for several months with misleading statements, which had cost him and other investors a lot of money. For example, the company claimed that the game is “complete and playable,” which was not the case, and thus enraged the investors after players complained about the enormous amount of buggy content in the game.
The lawsuit reads,
Defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
The American depository dropped to 25% just three days after the release of the game. Soon after this, Sony and Microsoft started offering refunds to players who bought the game via their PlayStation and Xbox online stores, which resulted in the depository fall further by 16%.
However, the game was unstable only on PS 4 consoles, but it was running fine on the PS5 consoles. But still, Sony went ahead to pull off the game from all the PlayStation consoles, while Microsoft settled the matter by refunding. CD Projekt also promised to make full refunds to players who have bought the game at retail and therefore cannot return the copies, resulting in huge losses for the company, which the company has not yet revealed.
Following Trampe’s lawsuit against the company, another US firm named Rosen Law Firm also filed a class-action lawsuit against CD Projekt. Though the firm does not have a lead plaintiff as of now, the lawsuit is open for the company’s shareholders to join by filling out a form available on the company’s website.