CD Project for Cyberpunk Maker sued investor for failed launch

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CD Projekt SA, the Polish publisher of video games Cyberpunk 2077, has sued an investor who claims the company misled him about the potential of the difficulty game, the release of which this month caused the stock to fail.

Andrew Trampe sued a federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday and is seeking to represent other investors who bought the company’s securities.

The CD Project did not reveal that Cyberpunk 2077 is “virtually unfeasible on the current generation Xbox or Playstation systems due to a huge number of bugs,” the complaint states. As a result, Sony Corp. removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the Playstation store, and Sony, Microsoft Corp. and the company were forced to offer a full refund for the game, according to the appeal.

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The company’s U.S. deposit accounts fell 25% in the three days following the release of Cyberpunk 2077 on December 10th. They fell an additional 16% after Sony removed the game from its Playstation store on December 18th.

Representatives of the CD Project did not respond to a request by e-mail for comment, sent after regular business hours.