CD Projekt reaches settlement on the Cyberpunk 2077 class action lawsuit, the Polish developer and publisher has announced this past week.
While the legal proceedings regarding the numerous lawsuits (which combined into one big class action lawsuit), the news that CD Projekt reaches settlement came shortly after they suspended proceedings to propose some kind of out-of-court settlement.
The settlement is set to $1.85 million USD and if the court approves of the proposition, all plaintiffs will relinquish any and all claims against CD Projekt and the members of its management board. Essentially, if this gets approved, the entire launch fiasco regarding the quality of Cyberpunk 2077 will go away, at least in the courts.
Cyberpunk 2077 saw numerous delays and the final product seemed to line up to leaked footage, and one reviewer purportedly suffered a major epileptic seizure. When it finally released, users complained of Cyberpunk 2077‘s numerous glitches and bugs and its poor optimization on consoles. This also affected CD Projekt’s stock, which dropped in value by 29% in a week.
The settlement has no mention of wrongdoing on CD Projekt’s end, instead it proposes that a settlement is being made to avoid fighting the lawsuit and dragging things out, which will end up costing more money.
While both CD Projekt and the plaintiffs have agreed to the above settlement, a formal settlement has to be drawn up and submitted to the court by January 13, 2022, following this the court has to announce an initial ruling on the settlement. If all of this is approved, the parties are then notified and then it goes back to court again for a final approval.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available on Windows PC (via Epic Games, GOG, and Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. The game’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S release was recently delayed into 2022. In case you missed it, you can find our review here.