After the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 over a month ago, CD Projekt Red has continuously come under fire from not only fans but also investors. But now, after working their way through multiple lawsuits and patches for the game, the company has come under the ire of the Polish Governemnt.
CD Projekt Red is in hot waters again after the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) formerly announced their plans to monitor CDPR’s progress on patches for the game, and if they fail to deliver, the company could be fined for up to 10% of their income from 2020.
UOKiK answers directly to the Prime Minister of Poland and is authorized to monitor, hold investigations, give fines, and even withdraw products from the market if they find them unfit for the market. The main goal of UOKiK is to protect the interests of the consumer and safeguard investors.
Speaking to the press, Malgorzata Cieloch, UOKiK’s spokesperson, stated:
“We ask the entrepreneur to explain the problems with the game and the actions taken by him. We will check how the manufacturer is working on introducing corrections or solving difficulties that prevent the game from being played 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.”
After a month worth of patches, the game is finally in a playable state on Stadia, PC, and latest-gen consoles, although it is still riddled with bugs. However, the game still remains unplayable on older-gen consoles, and as such the game is still suspended for sale on Xbox and PlayStation store.