What you need to know
- Cyberpunk 2077 released on December 10, 2020.
- CD Projekt Red has faced backlash over the technical issues present in the game.
- A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against the company.
Cyberpunk 2077 has faced numerous issues from its launch in December 2020 and more continue to arise. As spotted by GamesIndustry.biz, CD Projekt Red is now facing a second class-action lawsuit over the quality of the game at release and purports that investors were misled.
The lawsuit is filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California while CD Projekt Red notes that it will "undertake vigourous action to defend itself against any such claims." CD Projekt Red is also being investigated by Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski recently issued an apology video for the state of the game at launch, giving reasons as to why the team believes the game performed especially poorly on lower-end consoles. CD Projekt Red has also give a roadmap for the game's future, with two major patches and numerous smaller hotfixes coming in the next couple of months, free DLC updates arriving later in 2021 and next-generation console support coming in the second half of the year.
These dedicated patches are meant to provide special support for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5, which currently play the game in a kind of enhanced backward compatibility mode. The massive requests for Cyberpunk 2077 refunds caused Sony Interactive Entertainment to pull the game from the PlayStation Store and as of the moment this is being written, has not yet been added back.
Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 13 million copies when accounting for refunds.