Cyberpunk 2077 – stock is not an issue (pic: CD Projekt)
Multiple US retailers have cut the price of Cyberpunk 2077, as CD Projekt face a second lawsuit claiming that investors were misled.
It was to have been the biggest new game of 2020 but just over a month since Cyberpunk 2077 suffered its disastrous launch its price has already been slashed at US retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon.com.
The cheapest is Best Buy at $29.99 [update: now increased to $34.99], exactly half of the original launch price in the US. There are no equivalent deals in the UK yet but that may only be a matter of time.
The drastic cuts are likely to be because retailers, understandably, overestimated demand and have been left with physical copies of the game they can no longer easily sell.
That’s clearly not something they’re going to be happy about, but CD Projekt has more to worry from the fact that it is now facing more legal action from disgruntled investors who claim they lied about the final quality of the game.
This will be the second class action lawsuit to be filed against the company and seems to be substantially the same as the first one from the end of last month.
CD Projekt has already commented on the filing, noting its similarity to the first and insisting that the company, ‘will undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims’.
There’s no indication of how much damages investors are trying to claim but it’s likely to be substantial.
If successful, this will only add to fears that CD Projekt has opened themselves up to acquisition from other, larger companies, especially as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and others are known to be on the lookout for experienced developers at the moment.
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