Cyberpunk 2077: Microsoft confirms it will refund digital purchases as CD Projekt Red faces possible legal action
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Google Stadia's newfound compatibility with iOS led to some unpleasant findings for those with Cyberpunk 2077 for last-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles: namely, that the game could reportedly run better on Apple mobile devices than on their PS4s or Xbox Ones. The resulting extremely public dissatisfaction has led CD Projekt Red to agree to refunds for users with these devices.
Accordingly, Microsoft has issued a series of tweets confirming that this was indeed an option and outlining how to secure such a refund if necessary. The Redmond giant also asserts that it has already performed the "vast majority" of these reversed transactions as requested to date.
Then again, it has not pulled the game from its virtual shelves, as Sony has while it handles its own PSN-based returns. Meanwhile, the publisher has pledged to undertake all other non-platform-store physical and digital refunds by itself.
This, then, may be a final nail in the coffin for a game launch that saw multi-million dollar sales and widespread relief from gamers in its nascency. However, most recently, the New York Times has reported that CD Projekt Red's investors are now considering legal action over losses made in the title's wake.
The publisher's CEO, Adam Kiciński, did indeed assure these interested parties that Cyberpunk 2077 on the PS4 or Xbox One would be "surprisingly good" prior to its launch. Unfortunately, he may have forgotten to mention his own private lexicon in which this phrase translates to "potato" in the context of worst-case scenarios. Therefore, shareholders may now feel they have grounds for a suit due to this potential misrepresentation.