It's fair to say that CD Projekt Red's hugely anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 had something of a disastrous launch when it finally released to the public back in September of 2020.
What was supposed to be a thrilling sci-fi jaunt through an amazing future dystopia ended up a pretty janky, bug-ridden mess, at least on consoles, and a game that upon further examination had many deeper flaws than just its most obvious surface level issues. It is, as we said in our review, "a hard game to recommend getting involved with."
With the game eventually being withdrawn from sale on PSN, and its highly anticipated next-gen upgrade now delayed into 2022, investors in the project are, to say the least, quite unhappy with how things have gone down.
As we reported back in January, a class action lawsuit, well actually four lawsuits rolled into one, were filed against the developer by investors claiming that the true nature and state of the busted console version of the game had been hidden from them pre-launch, a claim CD Projekt Red said it would vigorously defend itself against.
Now, and as first reported by our friends over at VGC, it seems that an out of court settlement has been sought by CD Projekt Red in order to lay the matter to rest. Court papers detail how a potential settlement between the parties involved has seen current court proceedings in California suspended for now. The court filing continues:
“Should a consensus be reached with regard to the conditions of the potential settlement, the parties will file for its approval by the Court."
“The decision on whether to approve the settlement and permit its implementation shall be issued by the Court once certain additional formal conditions are satisfied."
“It should also be noted that entering into negotiations concerning a potential settlement should in no way be construed as acceptance by the Company or members of its Management Board of any allegations expressed in the plaintiffs’ court filings.”
CD Projekt Red has been quoted as saying it believes that Cyberpunk 2077 is now in pretty good shape, a comment many players on last-gen consoles in particular may struggle to agree with. Now that the game's most major updates and patches are also postponed into next year, alongside that next-gen upgrade, it seems we've still got a ways to go in this particular saga.
Have you been playing Cyberpunk 2077 recently and seen much improvement in the state of the game? Let us know in the comments.