CD Project investors can sue Cyberpunk 2077 for “materially misleading information”. • Eurogamer.net

“CD Projekt may have provided materially misleading information to its shareholders and the investing public,” one complaint alleged.

A law firm has said it is considering a class action lawsuit against CD Projekt, the publisher of Cyberpunk 2077.

As reported by the New York Times (thank you, VGC), Mikołaj Orzechowski – a Warsaw-based attorney and CDPR investor – has stated that they are investigating the possibility of a lawsuit, alleging the studio may have misrepresented itself to investors secure funding.

According to a briefing prepared by the attorney, they are inviting others affected by the “suspension of sales of Cyberpunk 2077 product”.

New York-based Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP has also announced that it will represent shareholders who have suffered losses “on allegations that CD Projekt may have provided materially misleading information to its shareholders and the investing public”.

As we’ve covered over the weeks since Cyberpunk 2077 launched, CD Projekt’s stocks slumped after reviews of the game indicated that cyberpunk may not have a sky-high metascore. While the PC version of Cyberpunk on Metacritic has a Metascore of 87, the PS4 and Xbox One versions are 55. The user values ​​are 7.2, 3.2 and 4.4, respectively.

The bosses at CD Projekt have advised employees that despite Cyberpunk 2077’s buggy launch, they will get their full bonuses. Executives reportedly took responsibility for the state of the game when it was released.

We reported earlier today that there are now reports that Cyberpunk 2077 player backup files are permanently corrupted if they are larger than 8MB. Although it was originally reported to affect games on all platforms, some are now suggesting that it was just a PC issue. However, without confirmation from the Projekt Red developer CD, players were advised to “keep fewer items and crafting materials.”

CD Projekt has also come under fire for the use of crunch during cyberpunk development. In September 2020, CD Projekt informed employees that they would have to work six days a week until the game launched in November (it was later postponed to December), breaking an earlier promise not to force mandatory overtime to do the Complete project.

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