Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit: A judge has approved a $1.85 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by a group of investors against CD Projekt Red over the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
CDPR’s gritty sci-fi game had a lot of backlashes when it was released at the end of 2020, and it will go down as one of the worst launches in gaming history alongside titles like Fallout 76, No Man’s Sky, and Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Though things have changed for the better after several major updates and patches, the disappointment many felt then is still fresh in their minds.
Shortly after Cyberpunk 2077 was released, a lawsuit was filed against developer CD Projekt Red due to the game’s contentious reception. From the get-go, a Polish law firm had suggested that the developer may have broken the law by making false claims about the final product.
The game itself was well received when it functioned, but it was plagued by serious bugs, particularly on the Xbox One and PS4 versions.
Following numerous user complaints that the game was unplayable or extremely difficult, Sony ultimately decided to remove it from its digital storefront.
A federal judge in California has approved a settlement of $1.85 million, to be paid to the group of investors who initially made the claim, putting an end to the lawsuit filed over the state of Cyberpunk 2077 at launch.
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CD Projekt Red and Rosen Law Firm, which is representing the investors, have until April 28 to submit a new request for approval under the terms of the settlement, but the developer is not required to “admit to any specific charges” according to PCGamesN.
Cyberpunk 2077 artwork depicting V leaning against a vehicle while surveying Night City.
The Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit was resolved in December 2021, so some readers may be experiencing déjà vu.
According to GamesRadar, US District Judge Fernando M. Olguin rejected the settlement in April, but a new settlement was submitted soon after. Investors have been waiting for the conclusion of this case for what seems like years.
A lawsuit against CD Projekt RED over Cyberpunk 2077 has settled for $1.85 million. The company will not be required to admit to any of the suit’s allegations.
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Cyberpunk 2077 has improved greatly since its initial release due to the aforementioned patches, and the game’s popularity has grown with the release of the anime spin-off Edgerunners. After announcing a Cyberpunk sequel last year, CDPR clearly has an interest in returning to Night City.
It appears that the developer has taken lessons from the launch controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 ($1.85 may not sound like much for a company of this stature), so perhaps the sequel’s release will be met with less backlash. You can pick up Cyberpunk 2077 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox One S.