A new article from the New York Times not only detailed the entire intricate pre- and post-launch situation of cyberpunk 2077, but also the possible conclusion of the affair. According to the aforementioned article, in fact, CD Project Red it could face a major class action lawsuit. The launch of Cyberpunk 2077, as you know by now, has been full of controversies due to the numerous technical problems especially on consoles, and although the first update introduced last week has solved some of these problems, the situation still seems far from being solved. Just think of the most recent bug encountered in the game, due to which the Cyberpunk 2077 save files will be corrupted and become unrecoverable once it reaches a size of 8 MB. Here is an excerpt from the New York Times article:
The immediate future looks dark for the creators of Cyberpunk, perhaps even darker than the future they built in Night City. Refund requests are running into the thousands. Lawyers and investors in Warsaw are circling the situation, contemplating a class action lawsuit against the company for potential "criminal misrepresentation in order to receive financial benefits," according to a regulatory filing. Many players swear they don't want to play Cyberpunk completely until the company fixes all the problems.
The aforementioned regulatory filing reads as follows:
In relation to recent events - and in particular the suspension of the sale of the Cyberpunk 2077 product, we are currently analyzing, together with the team of the law firm, the reasons for bringing a collective action together with the notification of the possibility of committing a crime referred to to art. 286 of the penal code. - false declarations in order to obtain economic benefits.
Although Cyberpunk 2077 has already more than recouped production costs, it seems that the founders of the CD Projekt Red development team are still going through various problems of an economic nature. A report published yesterday by Bloomberg found that the game's glitches and launch cost the founders of CD Projekt Red over 1 billion dollars. Over the past week, the company's shares have plummeted, although there is currently no record low.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available for PC, Xbox One e Google Stadia. Regarding PlayStation 4, physical copies are still in circulation, but Sony has removed the game from PSN Store. Meanwhile, the official store of Microsoft products presents a statement warning players of performance issues until the next updates.