The VGC reports that CD PROJEKT RED is about to enter settlement negotiations with investors, over a Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit. Earlier this year, when the troubled game was trying to recover from its beleaguered launch, things were quite grim. The terrible launch of Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020 was met with a deluge of outrage from fans, gaming companies, and CD PROJEKT RED’s own investors.
That launch angered many as the hotly anticipated new game was covered in bugs. It was basically unplayable on the older generation of consoles. And even on XSX, PS5 and PC, the game ran like crap. The bugs are far too numerous to recap here, just trust us that the game just wasn’t that good. Adding in the massive hype from the pre-launch marketing, everyone was massively disappointed.
After Best Buy and Sony stepped in to offer refunds, the publisher was trapped behind a rock and a hard place. The majority of players put the game back on the shelf to wait for updates. Though the developer tried to patch the issues, things kept getting worse. A major hack of the developer even derailed the development of future updates too, things are not looking great. The company also had to can plans for multiplayer, and push back the release of the next-gen specific port.
After all of that happened, CD PROJEKT RED got slammed with a lawsuit over the whole mess. And now, it looks like that process is coming to an end. Based on a regulatory update, the US District Court for the Central District of California has “suspended proceedings concerning the motion to dismiss due to the parties having entered into negotiations concerning a potential settlement.”
The company and its investors have entered talks with settling the damages and other issues brought up in the Cyberpunk 2077 lawsuit. Details are not yet available on the details of any potential settlement, we will update you if we find out more.