A second class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher, CD Projekt, submitted by a law firm representing the studio’s investors.
CD Projekt itself states in a regulatory announcement that it has received the lawsuit, which has been filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors. The content of the claim is said to be the same as the one filed against the studio at the end of last year. That first lawsuit claims that investors were misled about the performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
The announcement states that the complaint has not specified the quantity of damages sought, so it’s currently unknown how much the investors would like to claim. Regardless of what those eventual damages may amount to, CDP intends to “undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims.” This is, once again, the same response the company had to the previous lawsuit submitted by New York-based Rosen Law Firm.
Cyberpunk 2077’s launch has not been a smooth one, but the implications of its poor performance reach far beyond some unsatisfied players. The huge anticipation for the game generated significant expectations from investors, and so the fallout – involving Cyberpunk’s removal from the PlayStation Store – is of large concern. Furthermore, CD Projekt’s approach to player refund is under investigation from Poland’s consumer protection agency. The agency has the power to fine CDP up to 10% of its income should it deem their refund practice unsatisfactory.
Despite all this, Cyberpunk 2077 has been a commercial success for CD Projekt, with 13 million copies sold, even accounting for refunds.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.