Video games developer CD Projekt Red has been hit with a new class-action lawsuit over the performance of its latest title on last-generation consoles.
The company's Cyberpunk 2077 game has mostly been well received. However, the game's performance on previously generation consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has been marred with many issues. This has resulted in a backlash from consumers who criticize the company for releasing an unfinished game.
New York-based law firm Rosen Law filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the company's investors. The suit claims that the company violated federal securities law when it claimed that its latest title was ready for release when it was "unplayable" on some systems.
CD Projekt Red said in a statement Monday it will "vigorously" defend itself.
The law firm said that the company made "false claims" to investors about Cyberpunk 2077 during several conference calls. The lawsuit quoted one call earlier this year when CD Projekt Red's president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński told investors the game had no issues running on last-gen consoles and that it only needed to be "optimized" further.
The suit is seeking monetary compensation from CD Projekt Red for damages caused by its false claims. The exact amount isn't known.
CD Projekt Red is facing legal issues in other countries. The company previously released a number of apologies for the game's performance on older consoles. The company said it would release patches that would address the issues.
Many customers are requesting refunds. Digital retailers such as PlayStation Store have removed the game from libraries.
The company said it has sold more than 13 million copies of the game worldwide since its release earlier this month.