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CD Projekt settles class-action suit for Cyberpunk 2077's launch at US$1.85 million, despite raking in over US$500 million from the game

CD Projekt will settle the class action suit for just US$1.85 million (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
CD Projekt will settle the class action suit for just US$1.85 million (Image source: CD Projekt Red)
CD Projekt recently announced that it was settling a class-action lawsuit over Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous launch out of court. However, the paltry US$1.85 million settlement raises questions considering how the game has earned CD Projekt over US$500 million since 2020.

CD Projekt recently announced that it will be settling the Cyberpunk 2077 class-action lawsuit out of court. The company announced that it had reached a settlement agreement for US$1.85 million. This amount seems puzzlingly low, considering that, during and after a disastrous launch, Cyberpunk 2077 sold over 13 million copies across platforms. 

The class-action suit was filed by a New York City law firm representing CD Projekt investors. The suit claims that CD Projekt Red mislead investors into thinking that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game would be playable at launch. Game-breaking bugs, terrible visuals, and a framerate that dipped into the teens meant that PS4 and Xbox One owners had to deal with a barely functional mess. The game's QC issues were so severe that Sony actually delisted Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store for several months until CDPR patched the game to a more playable state. 

Despite apparently shipping Cyberpunk 2077 in an unfinished state, CD Projekt Red's RPG went on to generate over US$500 million in sales. If the class action settlement is approved in court, CD Projekt will have to pay out less than 1 percent of that amount to disgruntled investors. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12-18 (Update: 2021-12-18)