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First, a lawsuit from US investors, and now an examination by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. Cyberpunk 2077, despite great sales, definitely doesn’t have an easy life.
Despite Cyberpunk’s premiere nearly a month ago, and the number of copies sold exceeding 13 million, the game’s developer, CD Projekt RED, has to grapple with difficulties all the time. Sony has removed the title from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft is warning of potential difficulties, and major retail chains offer recovery programs.
All that, let’s remember, the modest quality of the console version, which, as well as almost the last moment, was carefully concealed.
American investors didn’t like that. Class actions collapsed. Investigators are currently investigating if any intentional misrepresentation, thus leading to financial losses. But that’s the problem Py Do not stop.
UOKiK is taking action
CD Projekt RED and Cyberpunk 2077 will also take a closer look at the National Bureau of Competition and Consumer Protection, according to “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” report. The office will check, among other things, how the patching works.
We ask the businessman to explain the problems related to the game and the actions he took – says W. Conversation with DGP Małgorzata Cieloch, press spokesperson for UOKiK. – We will check how the manufacturer introduces corrections or solve the difficulties that prevent the game from playing on different consoles, but also how it intends to act in relation to people who have submitted complaints and are not satisfied with the purchase due to the inability to play the game on their device despite Confirmations of the previous manufacturer – he explains.
The magazine confirms that the scale of the problem is really large. Of the 8 million pre-orders, 41 percent. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the owners paid the same amount as their PCs ($ 60). However, they received a product that is not suitable for play, which is in violation of the manufacturer’s explicit advertisements.
If CDPR’s activities are assessed negatively, the company may face a financial penalty of up to 10%. Annual revenue. But for now, that’s just a theory. The investigation conducted will only show what it will be like in practice.