CD Projekt Red Settles Lawsuit Over Cyberpunk 2077’s Rough Launch for $1.85 Million

By | January 6, 2023

CD Projekt Red has settled another lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077’s rough launch for $1.85 million.

As reported by GameSpot, the settlement will see CD Projekt Red pay investors who bought stock between January 16, 2020 to December 17, 2020 settlement administration costs, taxes, attorney’s fees, and more.

Investors filed the class-action lawsuit in 2020 claiming that CD Projekt Red hid the state of Cyberpunk 2077 from them after the game launched with several bugs that, at least on console, rendered the game unplayable for many.

Multiple lawsuits were filed against CD Projekt Red following the game’s launch, one of which was settled in December 2021 for the same $1.85 million figure.

Cyberpunk 2077 remained riddled with bugs for several months and was completely removed from the PlayStation Store as a result, only returning in June 2021. CD Projekt Red has since updated the game several times, however, leading to somewhat of a resurgence of its player-base and even Steam’s Labor of Love award earlier in January.

The biggest leaps forward for Cyberpunk 2077 arguably began in February 2022 with the launch of the next-gen update, or Version 1.5 for PC players, which saw several bug fixes and even free DLC added to the game.

This theme continued in September when developer CD Projekt Red released the Edgerunners update to go alongside the launch of the anime series (which itself was praised by fans and critics alike). It also announced the Phantom Liberty expansion which is due to launch this year, and continued to build excitement by revealing that its sequel, codenamed Orion, is also on the way.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.