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CD Projekt may face a big fine following Polish consumer protection investigation into Cyberpunk 2077

By Sherif Saed,
Monday, 11 January 2021 10:24 GMT

The controversy of Cyberpunk 2077 has attracted the gaze of Poland’s consumer protection office.

Cyberpunk 2077‘s troubles seem to be continuing in the new year, coming off what could only be described as one of the roughest game launches in history.

A shocking technical state on PS4 and Xbox One ended up getting the game pulled from the PlayStation Store, with many major stores – including retail – offering refunds to disgruntled customers. Some disappointed investors are even taking CD Projekt to court over allegedly misleading them about the state of the game on last-gen consoles.

If all that didn’t cause enough damage to CD Projekt’s reputation, Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection is now also monitoring the situation. The UOKiK’s Malgorzata Cieloch revealed in the Polish Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (via Benchmark) that the government office will be checking up on progress on the promised patches, intended to bring the console versions up to snuff.

“We will check how the manufacturer is working on introducing corrections or solving difficulties that prevent the game from playing on different consoles, but also how it intends to act in relation to people who have complained and are dissatisfied with the purchase due to the inability to play the game on their equipment despite the manufacturer’s previous assurances,” the UOKiK’s Google-translated statement reads.

Should CD Projekt fail to deliver or satisfy the UOKiK’s requirement, the developer may be fined up to 10% of its annual revenue. Things likely won’t reach that point, but it’s nonetheless another dent to the studio’s reputation.

Thanks, Gaming Route.

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