CD Projekt Red Settles 'Cyberpunk 2077' Botched Launch Lawsuit With $1.85 Million USD Payment

CD Projekt Red has now settled its lawsuit with investors over the botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077 with an agreement to pay them $1.85 million USD.

The lawsuit was first filed following the release of the highly-anticipated title, which proved catastrophic for the Polish developer when most gamers on lower-spec PCs or last-gen consoles like the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 practically weren’t able to run the game at all. The class-action lawsuit itself claims that Cyberpunk 2077 was “virtually unplayable” at launch “due to an enormous number of bugs,” and sought damages from the developer.

After a year of discussions with the Manhatten-based law firm Rosen, the two companies have finally come to an agreement for a payout of $1.85 million USD to investors. According to a statement from CD Projekt Red, the video game company decided to settle primarily because of how much it would cost to continue further legal proceedings in the U.S. and the time it would take, as well as an acceptance from its own insurer. It also cited the general trend within America for companies to conclude litigation out of court.

Most importantly, the lawsuit was filed by investors and so only they will receive payments from CD Projekt Red. Individual gamers who purchased the game will not be eligible.

Elsewhere in the gaming industry, Ubisoft has announced a Splinter Cell remake.
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