Game removed from PS Store, full refunds offered on all platformsIn a prior report, we would report that Sony would remove the game from the PlayStation Store. Additionally, Sony, Microsoft, and CD Projekt were offering full refunds for the game. Currently, there have no reports regarding purchases for PC through such points-of-sale including Steam. The suit comes after a previous report that lawyers and investors in their corporate headquarters in Warsaw, Poland were “circling the situation”. Currently, there has been no decision on any potential action by Polish securities officials. Shareholders would lose roughly $1 billion in share value as a result of these issues. However, it did not stop the game from selling over 13 million copies in the process. Additionally, they would recoup their development and marketing costs with pre-orders alone. There has yet to be an official number as to how many digital copies were returned for refunds.
Lawsuit specificsThe suit alleges four key points in seeking action against the company.
- Cyberpunk 2077 was “virtually unplayable” on current-gen consoles due to an enormous number of bugs.
- As a result, Sony would remove Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store. Additionally, Sony, Microsoft, and CD Projekt were issuing full refunds for digital games. Additional retail outlets would include Best Buy.
- CD Projekt will suffer from reputational and pecuniary harm as a result of this erroneous release. This is especially true when there should have been a delay of several more weeks to fix the bugs prior to release.
- Defendant statements regarding the business, its operations, and prospects were materially false and/or misleading. Furthermore, it stipulates a lack of reasonable basis at all times of relevancy. When the truth entered into the light as the game entered the market, investors would suffer fiduciary damages as a result of their deception.
CD Projekt plans to defend themselves
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