Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077

Benchmark reports (in Polish) that a Polish government consumer affairs organization called UOKiK (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) is looking into the problems with the console editions of Cyberpunk 2077 (thanks Comicbook.com via Acleacius). The game has already been pulled from the PlayStation store and refunds have been offered, but the statement from a UOKiK spokesperson seems to indicate they remain interested in what CD PROJEKT RED is doing to make things right. Here's a translation:
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 playing 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.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 12, 2021, 07:01
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 12, 2021, 07:01
Jan 12, 2021, 07:01
 
Poland is doing quite well economically and the government provides free university education and universal health care, so slapping the wrists of a high profile hawker of shoddy merchandise should not take them much effort or time.
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Jan 12, 2021, 03:42
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 12, 2021, 03:42
Jan 12, 2021, 03:42
 
Don't be. In many ways, Poland is deeper down the populism hole than the US, along with their friends in Hungary...
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Jan 11, 2021, 23:48
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 11, 2021, 23:48
Jan 11, 2021, 23:48
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 23:11:
I wish we had Polish problems.

/wistful/

Can you imagine living in a country right now, where the biggest(or at least, newest) concern is the government 'checking' with a company about a video game that cost $60 USD, and was already refunded to most people who weren't satisfied? Wow, that must be amazing.

/wistful/

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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 23:11
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Jan 11, 2021, 23:11
 
I wish we had Polish problems.
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Jan 11, 2021, 19:43
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 11, 2021, 19:43
Jan 11, 2021, 19:43
 
CDPR's biggest mistake was assuming business as usual and standard industry practices of releasing unfinished games due to severe monetary constraints. The company is being made an example of right now and while I wished it wasn't them, I hope other developers will take to heart on what can happen when continuing to choose to go down this road. It's a good thing the government is looking into it. Maybe a law or two will put a stop to this sorry way of doing business in the game developing industry.
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:57
Kxmode
 
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:57
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Xero wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 15:46:
Feel bad for them a tad. Here we had labeled CDPR as the last big AAA studio that is all about the customer's first. They did wonders with W3 and the expectations were too high for Cyberpunk.

I hope they can come out of this mess on top at some point because I still have faith that they can correct the wrong. I also want that Witcher 3 next-gen remaster! lol.

Though hey, all "gamers first" type companies fall eventually right? I feel Blizzard went down that path or Blizzard just got so successful that the corporation machine took over and they lost some of their magic.

I doubt it. The animosity gamers have for them likely goes both ways in that it may leave a scar that will never fully heal. CDPR will continue to polish Cyberpunk, create DLCs, and produce more games, but it will never be under the umbrella of passion they had for their past projects. They may even start to adopt amicable forms of microtransactions, something NONE of their games have ever had. I'm not just speaking about the higher-ups but for the regular staff in the fox holes who spent the better part of last quarter in 2020 crunching. They are the ones that genuinely make the games.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 15:46
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:46
 
Feel bad for them a tad. Here we had labeled CDPR as the last big AAA studio that is all about the customer's first. They did wonders with W3 and the expectations were too high for Cyberpunk.

I hope they can come out of this mess on top at some point because I still have faith that they can correct the wrong. I also want that Witcher 3 next-gen remaster! lol.

Though hey, all "gamers first" type companies fall eventually right? I feel Blizzard went down that path or Blizzard just got so successful that the corporation machine took over and they lost some of their magic.
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:43
Kxmode
 
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:43
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Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:18:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

Not to mention the freak show at the Capitol building when security just let Chewbacca and the gang waltz in there without masks. I just don't get it. I can't sit down at a restaurant and have a meal, but I can put together a protest/riot and easily make my way into government buildings without a mask as if the pandemic is something you can just put aside temporarily.

Seriously, can you guys give this a rest? This thread has nothing to do with that stuff. Please stop hijacking threads for political trivialities. That's best suited for Out of the Blue and Into the Black.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 15:40
Kxmode
 
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:40
 Kxmode
 
After this, I think CDPR will have so much ill-will towards gamers that it's likely to transform them into Activision or EA, where they'll produce games, but gone will be their passion for the craft. "You either die a hero or live long to see yourself become the villain."
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:25
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:25
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 14:09:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

You do know that just because there is a pandemic going on doesn’t mean that CPAs, lawyers, and fraud investigators are going to stop working and being paid, right? Governments can do more than one thing at a time. They do many things at all times.

Why do I have to explain this?

Well of course governments can do multiple things simultaneously. However, as wtf_man said, it's not like refunds were not offered here. I don't speak/read Polish unfortunately, so I can't peruse the source article, but it would make a lot more sense if the Polish government was concerned about investor fraud or something, not some people who had a bad experience playing a video game and got a refund. This feels like a publicity stunt or more likely a shakedown, more than anything else, but I admit to not knowing the general state of Polish affairs.

I would guess CDPR is big enough (or is seen as being big enough) to start making some donations to Polish politicians. Regularly.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 15:05
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Jan 11, 2021, 15:05
 MattyC
 
Not to mention the freak show at the Capitol building

No, I think those people were mad about polls. These are Poles.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 14:09
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Jan 11, 2021, 14:09
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

You do know that just because there is a pandemic going on doesn’t mean that CPAs, lawyers, and fraud investigators are going to stop working and being paid, right? Governments can do more than one thing at a time. They do many things at all times.

Why do I have to explain this?
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 13:57
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:57
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:44:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:10:
How much do you want to bet that some well-connected Poles "lost" money when the stock decreased.
'Follow The Money' and you'll get the real answer why the government is involved.

But that wouldn't be "consumer protections"... that would be something like the equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission we have in the US.
There's several ways a corrupt government can harass a company without appearing too obvious.

But like i said, we'll never know unless someone digs a little deeper.

It does seem like a terrible waste of resources during a pandemic. But on the other hand their "cpa" is already there.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 13:44
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

Yup.
I could see a consumer protections "agency" getting involved if no refunds were offered... but they were, so there's no need to get in CDPR's face over it.

RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 13:10:
How much do you want to bet that some well-connected Poles "lost" money when the stock decreased.
'Follow The Money' and you'll get the real answer why the government is involved.

But that wouldn't be "consumer protections"... that would be something like the equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission we have in the US.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:27
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:27
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:16:
Well the Polish gov't should know they're putting polish on their Polish project. Nothing men like more than getting their, uh, poles polished.

Are you implying the game came out unpolished? :p
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:24
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:24
 
Chewbacca is sitting in jail right now.
The Polish government has been busy meddling with their citizens freedom instead of being useful.
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:18
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:18
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

Not to mention the freak show at the Capitol building when security just let Chewbacca and the gang waltz in there without masks. I just don't get it. I can't sit down at a restaurant and have a meal, but I can put together a protest/riot and easily make my way into government buildings without a mask as if the pandemic is something you can just put aside temporarily.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 13:10
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Jan 11, 2021, 13:10
 
How much do you want to bet that some well-connected Poles "lost" money when the stock decreased.
'Follow The Money' and you'll get the real answer why the government is involved.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 12:59
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Jan 11, 2021, 12:59
 
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 12:16
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Jan 11, 2021, 12:16
 
Well the Polish gov't should know they're putting polish on their Polish project. Nothing men like more than getting their, uh, poles polished.

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