Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit forces CD Projekt Red to pay out $1.85 million

Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red has been forced to pay roughly $1.85 million as the result of an investor lawsuit in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077.

The suit alleges that investors were misled about the state of the game’s development and further claims that investors were hurt when CD Projekt Red began offering refunds in the wake of the game’s controversial launch.

These refunds were estimated to have been worth approximately 9% of the game’s total revenue for 2020, when it initially launched.

A judge has decided that these refunds and the company’s portrayal of the game’s state to investors were enough cause to issue a new refund to investors for almost $2 million.

The developer has tried to recover good will with some much needed bugfixes and the surprisingly good Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series, courtesy of studio Trigger.

It appears they couldn’t undo the damage from launch. The United States District Court for the Central District of California has reportedly given the go-ahead for CD Projekt Red to begin making payments as a result of the lawsuit.

In the years since the release of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red has come out to say that they are fully committed to the franchise. Now that the game is in a more serviceable state than it was at the start, there are plans to finally release the much-awaited Phantom Liberty DLC.

Although $1.85 million might seem like a good chunk of change to your every day person, Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 20 million copies as of December 2022, which leaves some wiggle room to compensate disappointed investors.

Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via SteamGOG, and Epic Games Store). The upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion is set to come out sometime in 2023 only for current gen consoles and PC. You can check out our review of the game here.



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