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News video games 07 June 2021, 16:17

author: Milosz Szubert

British Investment Fund Demands CD Project Executives to Step Down

British investment firm Abri Advisors, one of CD Projekt's shareholders, has sent a special letter to the creators of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. It demands the immediate resignation of Adam Kicinski and Marcin Iwinski. Otherwise it will urge the remaining shareholders to replace the entire board.

IN A NUTSHELL
  1. Representatives of the British investment fund Abri Advisors have demanded the immediate stepping down of Adam Kicinski, the CEO of CD Projekt, and his deputy, Marcin Iwinski;
  2. Otherwise, they will convince other shareholders to replace the entire board;
  3. They also want CD Projekt to present public plans on how it intends to improve its image.

Cyberpunk 2077 definitely stirrs controversy and divides players. A lot of criticism has fallen on CD Projekt RED's latest work as well, if only because of its technical condition. Suffice it to mention that as a consequence of how the item performed on the PlayStation 4 console, it was pulled from sale on PlayStation Store by Sony. All these problems led to the fact that since December the share value of the creators of the hit The Witcher series has dropped by 57%. Of course, the shareholders didn't like that.

This group includes the British investment company Abri Advisors. In recent days, its representatives have sent a special letter in which they express their great concern about the development of the situation in the company over the past 12 months. First of all, the board of directors took flak. Quoting the words of Jeffrey Tirman, CEO of Abri Advisors, which were quoted by Bloomberg:

I dont think you could have intentionally tried to make so many mistakes as these guys have made. Its really shocking.

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Adam Kicinski and the head of CD Projekt have another problem on their hands. / Source: Bankier.pl

In view of the above, the head of Abri Advisors demands the immediate resignation of Adam Kicinski, i.e. the CEO of CD Projekt, and his deputy, Marcin Iwinski. Otherwise, it will urge the remaining shareholders to replace the entire board. In addition, representatives of the British company want the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 to present public plans on "how they intend to address all shortcomings and how they plan, from a strategic point of view, to repair their brand and the trust that has been lost with customers and shareholders." What will the Polish team's response be? So far we do not know.

It is worth recalling that this is not the only problem that CD Projekt has on its plate right now. A class action lawsuit is also in the pipeline, filed by U.S. gamers against the messages published by the Polish team before the release of Cyberpunk 2077. There has been a lot of controversy recently about the bonuses awarded to itself by the company's management board. Perhaps with time the atmosphere around CD Projekt will clear. However, a lot depends on whether Kicinski and his company will keep their recent promise and bring about Cyberpunk 2077 to the condition that was promised to the players.

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 - official website
  2. Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4 is a Disaster. We Were Supposed to Burn City, not Consoles (PS4 version review)
  3. Cyberpunk 2077 Review - Samurai, You've Got a Great RPG to Play! (PC version review)
  4. Cyberpunk 2077 - game guide
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