When CD Projekt Red finally released Cyberpunk 2077, it was a very anti-climatic launch. This is because the game was riddled with bugs, and to make matters worse, the console version of the game, especially for PlayStation gamers, was pretty much unplayable where there were performance issues that caused the game’s framerates to drop to as low as 10 fps.
So much so that it doesn’t really come as a surprise that some are looking to sue the developers over it, which is what the Rosen Law Firm based in New York is trying to do. The company has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors of CD Projekt Red who purchased stock in the company between the 16th of January, 2020 to the 17th of December, 2020.
According to the lawsuit, the law firm alleges that the developers did not disclose enough information about the game and its bugs. It also points out how the developers called the game “complete and playable” back in January 2020, but yet ultimately delayed the game’s release. It also uses statements from the company’s president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński, who told investors that there were “no problems” with the console version of the game, and that it was merely about optimizing it.
While the game is still available for PC and Xbox, Sony has since pulled the game from its PlayStation Store and are refunding gamers. That being said, despite those issues, the game can still be considered a success as it was reported that it managed to sell as many as 13 million copies, which took into account the copies that were refunded.