CDPR Attempts To Settle Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuits Launch Misery

CD Projekt RED has entered settlement negotiations with several of its investors over a lawsuit filed after the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077. A group of US investors filed a class-action lawsuit in late 2020 after Cyberpunk 2077 launched in a nearly unplayable state on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The lawsuit alleged that CD Projekt RED failed to disclose the state of its game and made misleading statements about the quality and playability of the final product.

Last Wednesday, CD Projekt RED started settlement negotiations with the parties involved. While this does not confirm that an agreement will be reached, it does indicate that investors can drop the lawsuit in favor of an out-of-court settlement.

After the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2020, several CD Projekt RED shareholders from the US and Poland filed a total of four class-action lawsuits. The lawsuits alleged that investors suffered damages as a result of misleading or false statements by CD Projekt RED in the run-up to Cyberpunk 2077‘s release. Some even claimed that CD Projekt RED had broken certain federal laws.

In addition to the long list of bugs and visual issues, the lawsuits also highlighted how Sony removed the game from the PlayStation Store. The game didn’t return to the PS Store until June 2021, well over half a year after release. In addition, the lawsuits also noted how companies like Sony and Microsoft were forced to reimburse those affected. While CD Projekt RED has released several post-launch updates and bug fixes, further updates, bug fixes, and next-gen versions won’t be released until at least early 2022.

[Source: The Verge]