Project CD resolved a dispute with a group of investors who were suing Polish developers over the catastrophic state of Cyberpunk 2077 after its release. According to a recent statement, both parties will eventually reach an out-of-court settlement: CD Projekt will pay the plaintiffs just US $ 1.85 million. In exchange for financial compensation, all charges will be dropped.
The published statement establishes, among other things, that the Polish company entered into an out-of-court settlement to avoid the costs of litigation in the US, regardless of the final court decision.
In comparison, in the first month alone, Cyberpunk made more than $ 563 million. It paid only $ 2.2 million to dissatisfied customers through a special campaign where they could request a refund. The cost of developing the game (excluding marketing) was approximately $ 316 million.
The long-awaited title was released after a series of delays last December, accompanied by many technical issues (especially on the Xbox One and PS4 consoles), which ultimately resulted in the game being withdrawn from sale on the PlayStation Store and the crash. Project CD.
Following the failed launch, a group of US investors decided to file a lawsuit against the Polish company for violating federal law, which CD Projekt was supposed to do by misleading investors about the true quality of the game.
In May of this year, four lawsuits were merged into a single class case, as was a deputy prosecutor. However, when it comes to out-of-court settlements, no procedure will take place in the end.
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