When game developers release games that are unplayable at launch, are there any applicable laws that protect the consumers that paid for the game?
While that is just one example, we are seeing this happening more and more lately. In most cases, subsequent patches and updates do fix the issues eventually, but this is not always true.
So my question is this: are there any legal protections for consumers that purchase a defective digital product? If a game were never patched/fixed to an acceptable point, could a class action lawsuit be filed? How long do developers have to deliver that viable product to the consumer?