CD Projekt Red had made a name for themselves when they delivered The Witcher franchise. Fans took up with the RPG series and were overjoyed to learn that the studio was working on another game franchise altogether. After The Witcher 3, the development team switched to Cyberpunk 2077. Rather than the fantasy world we were used to seeing from this talented team, we were getting tossed into the future. Neon-glittered streets and vicious gang wars thrived. Best of all, you could tweak your character with some nifty cyberware to really get the edge on your enemy. Unfortunately, while this all sounded great on paper, its execution was far from perfect.
The launch was a disaster. This game came out after several delays and landed on last-generation console platforms. Those base consoles couldn’t run the game very well, and it was riddled with bugs. You were left out of luck if you didn’t have a capable gaming PC. There was even so much flack that refunds were issued, and Sony even tossed the game entirely off their PlayStation Store. That wasn’t the end either, as CD Projekt Red was met with a lawsuit for misleading investors on how the game was ready for its grand launch. Today, thanks to IGN, we’re finding out that the legal proceedings have officially come to an end.
It was settled that there would be a $1.85 million agreement, but today, the class action settlement has been finalized. CD Projekt Red has certainly learned from its mistakes, and since this Cyberpunk 2077 game was released, the studio spent years getting it up to par. The development team likely had plenty of ideas scrapped to ensure that the game reached the finish line. So, fortunately, the game is in a far better spot today than when it first launched into the marketplace. In fact, we even have an expansion DLC to give players even more content or another reason to step back into Night City.
That expansion was called Phantom Liberty, and it added a new storyline within the base campaign. So, it was likely another incentive to allow players to replay the game with all the notable adjustments. Unfortunately, that expansion was only released for the latest-generation platforms, so those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hardware were left out. Likewise, this was the last major release of new content on Cyberpunk 2077. The reason is that CD Projekt Red has transitioned over to the Unreal Engine, which means there wasn’t the ability to continue supporting Cyberpunk 2077 any further.