Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt will pay only $ 1.85 million in proposed class action lawsuit

Last week, we reported that game developer CD Projekt was negotiating to settle a class action lawsuit over the infamous failed launch of Cyberpunk 2077, a game that was riddled with bugs and poor enough performance on consoles that Sony picked it up from PlayStation Store, and many storefronts offered refunds. CD Project says these negotiations are now complete, and here’s how much it’s agreed to pay: $ 1,850,000 USD.

Although the settlement is likely to be approved by a court, it sounds as if the lead plaintiffs and their attorneys were negotiating for a rather small amount here in exchange for “waiver”[ing] any claim against the company and its board members. “That’s when you consider that the game had a development budget of over $ 316 million (according to GamesIndustry.biz), earned the entire development and marketing budget into pre-orders alone, and did not actually see the huge impact of refunds.

Maybe the plaintiffs did not have much of a case? It is worth noting that this lawsuit (technically four lawsuits that had been rolled into one) was brought by shareholders who believed that they were being misled by the company about the performance of the game, not players who bought the game. Despite the game’s seemingly decent sales, the company’s reputation has declined, sales forecasts have fallen, and the stock price has fallen by 54 percent since last year.

CD Projekt has repeatedly promised to repair the game and released a series of patches suggesting that it may eventually become the game it promised. In late October, the company announced that next-generation updates for both Cyberpunk and The Witcher 3 would be delayed until 2022. “Sorry for the extended wait, but we want to do it right,” the company

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