If you’ve only just come out from under your rock then you missed the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, the best game that’s ever been released in the history of — okay no sorry, we can’t keep that up. Although it received massive amounts of hype leading up to its 10 December 2020 launch, the game that everyone received was definitely not what they were hoping for.
The game was riddled with bugs, glitches and performance issues which made it unplayable for many people, especially if you tried to play it on the previous generation of consoles. Sony even went as far as to remove it from the PlayStation Store. This led to CD Projekt’s share price plummeting by 15% on 18 December. So, not the launch game devs dream of.
Oooh, right in the money bags
Perhaps the people most upset about the game were some of CD Projekt’s own shareholders. According to them, the developer misled them over the quality of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles which led to them incurring damages when the share price fell. And if there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s mess with a shareholder and their potential monetary gains.
Now it turns out, CD Projekt Red doesn’t actually like being sued so it’s going to settle the class-action lawsuit filed against it. It’s only just filed for preliminary approval so it’s way too early to tell what that’s going to entail, who is entitled to what or any of those details.
In the developers’ defence, it has spent much of the past year releasing patches and fixes to address many of the issues the game faced at launch. But it might be too little too late, the damage to its reputation might’ve already been done and no amount of “ but have you played The Witcher 3?” is going to help.
Source: The Verge