The anticipated CyberPunk 2077 launch wasn’t only a catastrophe for avid gamers, however for the sport’s buyers, too. A lawsuit filed yesterday in opposition to CD Projekt, the corporate behind Cyberpunk, claims buyers had been misled in regards to the sport’s efficiency forward of its launch, inflicting a big inventory value drop and losses. CD Projekt allegedly did not convey that the sport was “virtually unplayable,” the lawsuit states, and as a substitute marketed it as a hit with a number of points that may go unnoticed by gamers. The plaintiff, Andrew Trampe, is trying to embody different buyers within the go well with to show it into a category motion.
For the reason that sport’s launch earlier this month, it’s been plagued with bugs, prompting retailers and console makers to supply full refunds. GameStop is accepting returns, even when folks opened the sport, which works in opposition to its typical coverage, and Sony pulled the game last week and commenced processing digital refunds for unhappy patrons.
Nonetheless, the sport sold greater than 13 million copies within the two weeks since its launch, making it among the finest promoting video games of the yr. A lot of these gross sales got here from preorders after a a lot hyped advertising marketing campaign, which helped CD Projekt recoup the almost decade-long prices of constructing the sport.