According to a new announcement by CD Projekt Red, it appears that Cyberpunk 2077 was able to sell 13 million copies despite the fact that the game’s launch and the title itself were right in the middle of widespread controversies.
The long-awaited action-RPG by developer CD Projekt Red was officially launched last December 10 after receiving multiple delays in the past. Its launch wasn’t as smooth-sailing as everyone wanted or expected, however, as players were extremely disappointed by Cyberpunk 2077′s performance, especially on the consoles.
Some were able to find humor within the countless bugs and glitches currently present in the game, but many players went ahead and asked for a full refund from the storefronts where they bought the title. Despite this though, it appears that the game is still going strong in terms of sales.
In a recent report, CD Projekt Red reveals that Cyberpunk 2077’s digital and retail sales, when combined, both reached 13 million across the different platforms. In addition, the developer also confirmed that this amount already factored in all the refunds according to the submissions received from physical and digital stores.
The only refunds not accounted for are the retail copies that developer CD Projekt Red will be refunding directly. The developer’s management team noted in the report that the information was disclosed in an attempt to contain the effect that all the unfavorable reviews may have had on Cyberpunk 2077’s investors.
While it may seem that the game still did well in terms of sales despite all the negative feedback, CD Projekt Red still has reason to worry. According to a report by VGC, the game’s investors are allegedly considering a class-action lawsuit against the developer for “misrepresentation in order to receive financial benefits.”
In other words, CD Projekt Red supposedly went against an SEC rule that states that it is against the law to trick a person or a group of people when it comes to security transactions. To put it simply, investors want their money back due to how badly the game has performed.
To make things worse for the company, CD Projekt Red’s own staff is reportedly in disarray. Many of the employees who worked on Cyberpunk 2077 have been vocally upset with the company for how things turned out, along with frustrations regarding unrealistic deadlines and mandatory crunch times just so that the game gets released on time.
On top of that, a sizeable number of console players are upset with the company, especially after CEO Adam Kaciński stated that Cyberpunk 2077’s performance on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were “surprisingly good” about a week before the game’s official launch.
Despite all the negativities surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 since launch, CD Projekt Red assures players that it will work on improving the game and the experience it provides. As a matter of fact, a hotfix update has recently been rolled out, which will supposedly fix a variety of issues found on both PS4 and PC.
As such, players who don’t want to abandon the game just yet will have to wait for CD Projekt Red to release all the necessary updates that will slowly fix Cyberpunk 2077 and make it a better game.