Unless you’ve been stranded somewhere in the Badlands without any sort of Cyberaudio for the past month, you’re well aware that the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 release was mired with controversy and criticism; in addition to CDPR apologizing and issuing refunds for the game’s poor initial performance, especially on last-generation consoles Playstation 4 and Xbox One and Sony actually pulling the game from the PS Store — CDPR is also facing legal action for their perceived transgressions in the form of a class action lawsuit from a New York-based firm.
Rosen Law Firm, who filed the class action lawsuit in California court on December 24th, alleged that CDPR violated federal security laws and that they were filing on behalf of “persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded CD Projekt securities between January 16, 2020 and December 17, 2020” for an “unnamed amount.”
According to the lawsuit, statements made by CDPR were “materially false and/or misleading because they misrepresented and failed to disclose the following adverse facts pertaining to the Company’s business, operations and prospects, which were known to the Defendants or recklessly disregarded by them.” More specifically, the Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit claims that CDPR made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that, “Cyberpunk 2077 was virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox orPlaystation systems due to an enormous number of bugs” and “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.” (Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit claims courtesy of Polygon transcription.)
On Tuesday morning, CD Projekt S.A. confirmed that it received notice of the lawsuit filed against them by Rosen Law Firm and that they will “undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims.” CD Projekt S.A.’s confirmation also stated that the Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit from Rosen Law Firm “complaint does not specify the quantity of damages sought.”
Despite all the controversy surrounding the Cyberpunk 2077 release, it was revealed on Monday that the game was still the most sold title on Steam for the third consecutive week, perhaps quelling some of the concern that CDPR won’t be able to rectify the situation with subsequent patches and fixes to the game’s content.
What do you think of the news that CDPR will “undertake vigorous action to defend itself” against the claims brought against them in the Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit from the NY-based law firm? Let us know what you think in the comments.