CD Projekt Could Be Fined If Cyberpunk 2077 Isn't Improved In Upcoming Patches
Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has begun investigating CD Projekt over Cyberpunk 2077's rocky launch.
Cyberpunk 2077's launch has been anything but smooth, and now Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has begun investigating its developer, CD Projekt Red. As reported by Polish business newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the consumer protection office will monitor the company's progress on upcoming patches that are meant to improve Cyberpunk 2077 on console after its rocky start.
"We are asking the company for explanation regarding problems with the game and actions taken by them," the office said, as translated by IGN. "We will check how the developer is working on patches or solving issues preventing playing on various consoles, but also what steps [the company] is planning to take regarding people [who requested refunds] and are not happy with their purchase because they can't play the game on owned hardware, despite assurances by the producer."
According to the report, the investigating office will give CDPR time to offer an explanation. After that, it's reported that CDPR could be fined up to 10% of income for the latest financial year. The report also said, via IGN, that the office could request CDPR to offer "digital bonuses" to those who bought Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4/Xbox One as a means of recompense.
It has been a rough couple of weeks for the studio ever since Cyberpunk 2077 launched to mixed reviews and reception. The game is all but unplayable on last-gen consoles, it was taken off the PlayStation Store as irate consumers demanded refunds, and talk of a court case from disgruntled investors is also looming over the studio as investors feel that they've been misled about the state of Cyberpunk 2077 before it launched.
In spite of all the negativity for the current state of Cyberpunk 2077, it has proven to be profitable for CD Projekt Red and an announcement for free DLC may be revealed soon.
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