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Virtual Legality Episode 370

How NOT to Make an Apology: A Cyberpunk Story (By CDPR)

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By all commercial metrics, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 by developer CD Projekt Red has been an unmitigated success.

But despite convincing a huge number of people to purchase their game, that game's actual performance leaves much to be desired, particularly on "old gen" platforms PS4 and Xbox One.

So what does the company that deliberately hid those performance issues from its consumers do after release? Well, they apologize, of course. Or try to.

Let's dive in.

Keanu says: It's time to burn this apology to the ground...in Virtual Legality.

#Cyberpunk2077 #CDPR #Apology


Discussed in this episode:

"Dear Gamers..."
Tweet - December 14, 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame)
https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/status/1338390123373801472

"Cyberpunk 2077's Performance On Base PS4 Is 'Unacceptable' In Digital Foundry Analysis"
GameSpot - December 12, 2020 - Darryn Bonthuys
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077s-performance-on-base-ps4-is-unacceptable-in-digital-foundry-analysis/1100-6485428/

Digital Foundry YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalFoundry

"Digital Game Purchase Refund Terms"
Xbox Support Page
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help/subscriptions-billing/buy-games-apps/digital-game-purchase-refund-terms

"How to request a refund on a PlayStation Store purchase"
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/store/ps-store-refund-request/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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