CD Projekt Enters Settlement Talks With Investors Over Cyberpunk

Published: December 9, 2021 8:03 AM /


V battling a gang member in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt has entered settlement talks with investors who were suing the studio over the game's launch situation. A settlement hasn't been reached just yet, but the publisher has confirmed negotiations have begun.

What do we know about the Cyberpunk 2077 settlement situation?

Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December last year, and although it quickly started to make its developer a profit, many were unhappy with its performance at launch. Among those dissatisfied were several CD Projekt shareholders, who subsequently filed class-action lawsuits alleging that the studio misled them regarding the game's quality. Now, however, it looks like CD Projekt is getting ready to enter into a settlement with the plaintiffs of the lawsuits. The parties' respective legal representatives are working towards a consensus, which the California District Court will then have to approve.


A violent altercation in Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 launched in December last year, with many decrying its buggy performance and lack of quality on last-gen consoles.

According to VGC, a CD Projekt regulatory update claims the publisher has "entered into negotiations concerning a potential settlement" with the plaintiffs of the lawsuits. Originally, there were four separate suits, but these were consolidated into a single lawsuit back in May. CD Projekt does make clear that the settlement doesn't constitute "acceptance by the Company" of any of the plaintiffs' allegations, but it's clear a settlement is what the studio is pursuing. Naturally, since it hasn't been finalized, the terms of that settlement haven't been disclosed.

What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?

After Cyberpunk 2077's launch, players quickly began to point out the game's unsatisfactory performance on base PS4 and Xbox One models. It was subsequently removed from sale on the PlayStation Store, with Microsoft offering refunds to players who purchased the game on their ecosystem. Even on PC, where the game fared relatively better, a host of bugs led to many complaints and a lot of mockery from players online. A new director was appointed to oversee the game's ongoing development in May this year.

A cyberpsycho smashing through a sign in Cyberpunk 2077
Players and shareholders alike were unhappy with Cyberpunk 2077 at launch.

For its part, CD Projekt says it's now "satisfied" with the stability and performance of Cyberpunk 2077. President and joint CEO Adam Kiciński says that despite its launch issues, Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually be seen by the gaming public as "a very good game". Only time will tell whether he's right or not. If you haven't played it yet, Cyberpunk 2077 is available right now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms (although you should probably only play it on next-gen consoles, PS4 Pro, or Xbox One X). CD Projekt is also working on a new update for the game, which will arrive sometime next year, as will the native versions of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.


Have you played Cyberpunk 2077? How do you feel about the state of the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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