The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has taken an active interest in the new game
The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) becomes the latest entity to develop an interest in CD Projekt Red’s game Cyberpunk 2077. The government agency is planning to monitor the progress made by the domestic studio as it releases new patches and updates – mainly for the consoles. The game had been highly anticipated for around 7 years but did not get a smooth launch when it came out last month.
The game faced a lot of criticism for the numerous bugs and performance in the consoles, along with irregular frame rates, subpar graphics, and frequent crashes. CD Projekt faced a lot of heat from the consumers for misleading them with the game, which led to a refund fiasco that ended up with PlayStation delisting the game on its storefront. Xbox, Best Buy and GameStop briefly had to make adjustments for the game’s refund policies. Aside from all this, the Polish studio will now have to defend itself from class-action lawsuits filed by the game’s investors.
What UOKiK plans to do
UOKiK spokesperson Malgorzata Cieloch stated that the agency will be monitoring the post-launch updates of the game and how the studio manages to fix the bugs and console iterations. Cieloch’s translated statement also mentions that CD Projekt will have a chance to explain what went wrong in the final product.
The agency is also waiting to see how the company will respond to the dissatisfied customers. If the UOKiK president’s final verdict doesn’t go in favour of the company, then they will be fined up to 10 percent of its annual revenue.The game has managed to sell 13 million copies since it’s release, making it one of the most sold games of the year, but this fine can still pose major hindrances to it.
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