Polish game developer CD Projekt is facing a class action lawsuit over the botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which has already tarnished the company’s reputation in what has become one of the most high-profile flameouts in video game history.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors, and alleges CD Projekt made materially false statements by failing to disclose Cyberpunk 2077 “was virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or Playstation systems due to an enormous number of bugs.”
The lawsuit refers to a number of positive statements made by executives about the game prior to release, including an October earnings call where joint CEO Adam Kiciński said, “I wouldn’t say there is a ‘problem’ because there’s nothing wrong with Xbox or PS4 versions.”
The complaint alleges that the failure to disclose the game’s issues amounts to a violation of federal securities laws, and asks for an unspecified amount of damages.
New York-based Rosen Law Firm, which filed the suit, is still looking for plaintiffs to join the case, and notes in a press release that a class hasn’t been certified yet.
CD Projekt did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Forbes.
Cyberpunk 2077 had been in development for nearly a decade and was expected to be the best video game of the year. But instead, the game is riddled with hilarious errors and bugs that sometimes make it difficult for a player to even walk around or talk. After scores of complaints, CD Projekt issued an apology, promised refunds and pledged to fix the game with future updates. Sony pulled the game entirely from the PlayStation Store. The debacle has cost CD Projekt’s two Polish co-founders a combined $1 billion in wealth after its stock tumbled by some 40% this past week, Forbes reported.
Read the full lawsuit, obtained by Polygon, here.