With a court case being filed this month against CD Projekt Red, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077, it is essential to look at the company's updates. I am talking about the pile of controversies being thrown at them. From having their own investment firm ask for the CEO's resignation to the god-awful crash report, CD Projekt Red isn't doing well.
In a recent earnings call, CD Projekt Red revealed that profits were down 60%. A week after that call, the hackers that had stolen the Cyberpunk 2077 source code made the code available to the public. During this period of time, we learned a great deal about the development process of Cyberpunk.
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Is the Cyberpunk 2077 leak relevant to the lawsuit?
A file can be introduced into a case if it is prudent or relevant to the case. As a result, if the files are authentic, the glitch montage harms the Cyberpunk developers. While it is true that glitches are recorded, CD Projekt Red just proved that they meticulously document their bugs. CD Projekt Red probably has files identifying how many bugs and glitches it was aware of prior to release.
This means they may have recorded bugs that caused the game to crash or be unplayable on consoles. A bug report may have cited some bugs or glitches that caused PlayStation to remove the game from its store. This would prove that CD Projekt Red shipped and charged players for a game they knew couldn't be played.
There is a big issue with proving that the leak is completely authentic. CD Projekt Red could always claim that files had been modified or tampered with. You can determine if a file has been modified and where it originated, but that is a lengthy process.
Yet, no one needs the files to ask for a bug report, or maybe they do. I'm no lawyer, and this isn't legal advice, but I do know that I would want a bug montage made right before the game was released if I was the one suing.
As the Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit is filed in court this month, we'll have to see how things go.