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CD Projekt Red pays out $1.85 million to settle Cyberpunk 2077 investor lawsuit

Just last week, CD Projekt Red confirmed that it had entered settlement talks with a group of investors suing the company over Cyberpunk 2077’s rough launch, citing misleading statements and other issues. The lawsuit has now been swiftly settled, with CD Projekt Red paying out a $1.85 million sum. 

The plaintiffs behind the lawsuit will receive a piece of the $1.85 million settlement fund, and in return, the lawsuit will go away for good. Initially, investors filed multiple lawsuits against CD Projekt Red, but earlier this year, they all combined into one case to simplify the process.

In each case, investors cited misleading statements from CD Projekt executives as one of the primary reasons for the lawsuit. Investors weren’t alone as publicly, it was believed that Cyberpunk 2077’s development was going well and just needed a little extra work to make its way out in 2020.

When the game launched, we swiftly learned that there had been development troubles on the project for quite some time, and despite multiple delays, the game still launched in a messy state, with corners cut to meet a 2020 deadline for release. Over the course of 2021, CD Projekt Red has continued to work on bug fixes and patches, in addition to free DLC for the game. Next year, Cyberpunk 2077 will come to new-gen platforms, including the Xbox Series X/S and PS5, alongside more DLCs and possibly the game’s first major expansion.

KitGuru Says: CD Projekt can now put this lawsuit in the past and move forward with a focus on polishing Cyberpunk 2077 up to be the quality experience we were hoping for at release. 

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