Ear­li­er in Decem­ber, CD Pro­jekt S.A. was threat­ened with a law­suit over Cyber­punk 2077’s state of release. Well, it’s no longer just a threat. The com­pa­ny is being tak­en to court in the Unit­ed States, with claims that investors where mis­led about the com­ple­tion of the game for last-gen consoles. 

The class action law­suit refers to Cyber­punk’s launch on PS4 and Xbox One, rang­ing from extreme­ly bug­gy to unplayable. The prob­lems were so severe, CD Pro­jekt Red invit­ed play­ers who were unhap­py to seek refunds. It was so bad that Sony removed the game from the PlaySta­tion Store alto­geth­er. These issues sent CD Pro­jekt Red’s stock prices down the drain, with the com­pa­ny’s founders los­ing around $1 bil­lion in value.

CD Pro­jekt Red has received plen­ty of crit­i­cism with­in the gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty for pro­vid­ing only PC copies for review­ers, so the issues with the PS4 and Xbox One weren’t brought to light until the game’s release.

The law­suit states that “(1) Cyber­punk 2077 was vir­tu­al­ly unplayable on the cur­rent-gen­er­a­tion Xbox or Playsta­tion sys­tems due to an enor­mous num­ber of bugs; (2) as a result, Sony would remove Cyber­punk 2077 from the Playsta­tion store, and Sony, Microsoft and CD Pro­jekt would be forced to offer full refunds for the game; (3) con­se­quent­ly, CD Pro­jekt would suf­fer rep­u­ta­tion­al and pecu­niary harm; and (4) as a result, defen­dants’ state­ments about its busi­ness, oper­a­tions, and prospects, were mate­ri­al­ly false and mis­lead­ing and/or lacked a rea­son­able basis at all rel­e­vant times. When the true details entered the mar­ket, the law­suit claims that investors suf­fered damages.” 

CD Pro­jekt Red has already released a state­ment, con­firm­ing they received the suit and that they will “under­take vig­or­ous action to defend itself against any such claims.”