Players have already expressed their disappointment with “Cyberpunk 2077”, which is perhaps the most anticipated video game of the year. Now, it’s the investors’ turn.
An investor in CD Projekt, the studio behind ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, filed a lawsuit against the company and its executives Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles, claiming they were playing the game with false and misleading data and costing him and other investors money.
The game suffers from “an overwhelming number of bugs,” lawsuit He says echoing players’ complaints.
Eight million people have pre-ordered copies of “Cyberpunk 2077”, a science fiction game set in a futuristic fictional city with movie star Keanu Reeves as the basis for one character. But many players in the game soon became nervous after it shipped this month, pointing to A. A series of glitches A sloppy development call.
Sony and Microsoft offered refunds to players who purchased the game through PlayStation and Xbox online stores. Sony went so far as to pull the game from its store, Industry analysts shocked.
The lawsuit filed by investor Andrew Trumpe alleges that CD Projekt promoted the game and its share price for months with a series of overly positive statements, such as the one in January that said “Cyberpunk 2077” was “complete and playable” at the time.
The lawsuit states: “The defendants’ statements about its business, operations and prospects were materially wrong, misleading, and / or lacking a reasonable basis at all relevant times.” The court is required to recognize the lawsuit as a class action suit on behalf of all similar investors.
CD Projekt, based in Warsaw, Poland, did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside normal business hours.
Shares in CD Projekt have fallen nearly 38 percent since early December, before the company launched the game.
The company said it had sold more than 13 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 through December 20, short of analysts’ expectations. mentioned Tuesday.