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CD Projekt Red Could Face Class Action Lawsuits

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CD Projekt Red said Friday that it would refund disappointed players “out of our own pocket if necessary.” The company’s stock has dropped 41 percent since early December.

Cyberpunk fans at Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany.
Among other already known difficulties with overloading employees, transfers and a lot of problems at launch (especially in versions for basic consoles) the possibility of a collision of CD Projekt Red with a large class action lawsuit is mentioned.
And here is this aforementioned entry, in which the Warsaw attorney and investor of CDPR Mykolaj Orzechovski writes about the preparation of his own claim, offering other victims to join it:

“Due to recent events – and, in particular, the suspension of sales of Cyberpunk 2077, we are currently considering with the legal team the basis for filing a class action, together with a notice of the possibility of committing a crime under Article 286 of the Criminal Code – the purpose of obtaining financial benefits. If you are interested in participating in the aforementioned lawsuit, please contact me at mikolaj.orzechowski@4bizzz.com. It’s completely free: I want to understand whether to take the indicated actions myself or if there are other people in a situation similar to mine. We are also preparing material, together with one of the Internet portals, on the rights of investors in the case of such an egregious, inconsistent with the facts, the attitude of the board. “

The launch of Cyberpunk 2077 was full of controversy and bugs: the first update was presented last week and fixed some issues. Now CD Projekt Red has released update 1.05. Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on PC, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Retail PS4 versions are still on sale, but Sony has temporarily removed the game from the PS Store. Microsoft Official Store has a warning about performance issues. Due to the abundance of technical problems, buyers of Cyberpunk 2077 for PS4 and Xbox One (this also applies to retail) have recently been entitled to demand a full refund.

An example of such a large and popular project shows best of all the abyss between employees and company leaders.for creative projects.  Former CDPR workers said there was chaos behind the scenes: Office rumors spreading on Discord servers, misleading deadlines set by managers, infighting among the company’s top brass, and incompetence and poor planning leading to unnecessary “crunch,” a term for overworking employees to produce games under a tight deadline. Longtime engineering staff left the company as a result of overwork.


  1. https://www.cbr.com/cyberpunk-2077-developer-potential-lawsuits/
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/19/style/cyberpunk-2077-video-game-disaster.html
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