Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Count on Subsequent-Gen Model to Affect Ambiance Concerning the Sport; Extra Particulars Shared
CD Projekt hosted its monetary convention name for traders and analysts and the corporate’s executives talked extra about their plans for Cyberpunk 2077.
We hear from CEO Adam Kiciński that from the artistic standpoint the studio “may be happy with the core strengths” of Cyberpunk 2077: a stupendous and interesting metropolis, a gripping and thrilling story, and multi-layered characters.
From a enterprise standpoint, the corporate managed to introduce a brand new IP to the market and to the minds of gamers across the globe.
That being mentioned, he admitted as soon as extra that not every thing went as deliberate, and this can be a enormous lesson for the developer and one that can by no means be forgotten.
Later within the presentation, board member Piotr Nielubowicz talked about that in monetary phrases, 2020 was the most effective 12 months within the historical past of the developer. That being mentioned, he admitted that considering the sentiment across the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and the suspension of gross sales on the PlayStation Retailer, the state of affairs is just not instantly corresponding to the situation seen after the premiere of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Furthermore, a giant a part of the CD Projekt RED staff (roughly 20%) is now targeted on enhancing Cyberpunk 2077, and this can affect prices in 2021 and the timing of upcoming releases. Quite a lot of sources are additionally being targeted on the next-gen upgrades for each Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, because the developer believes these can be essential for the long run.
No exact info was supplied about Cyberpunk 2077 gross sales within the first quarter of 2021 (on high of the 13.7 million introduced for 2020) and extra can be shared throughout the subsequent presentation on the finish of Could. But, the chief admitted that basically, the sentiment about Cyberpunk and the state of affairs with the suspension of gross sales from the PlayStation Retailer that minimize the sport off from a big portion of the market (which can additionally not directly affected the players’ determination to buy the sport on different platforms), undoubtedly influenced gross sales.
Kiciński talked about that he believes that the next-generation model launching this 12 months ought to have “a major affect on gross sales and the overall environment about Cyberpunk” 2077.
He confirmed that there gained’t be public beta testing for mentioned next-gen launch, however CD Projekt is working with exterior skilled contractors, so there are plans in place to run as a lot testing as is required.
The technique going ahead is fairly easy, to maintain engaged on the sport and its content material, to maintain enhancing the participant expertise. That is “the one technique” to guarantee that folks have extra good high quality content material to play with. That is one thing CD Projekt is “very eager” on delivering.
Work in enhancing the sport will proceed “so long as it’s vital.”
Kiciński confirmed that, whereas a giant a part of the staff and price range is concentrated on enhancing the single-player of Cyberpunk 2077, work on the multiplayer is constant and it will likely be launched step-by-step as on-line components added to the single-player. Finally, it’ll take extra time to ship, however CD Projekt believes it’s vital to push extra on the single-player for now.
We additionally hear a tough estimate of copies of Cyberpunk 2077 refunded to gamers. CD Projekt acquired roughly 30,000 requests and over 95% have already been processed.
It was additionally clarified that a lot of the gross sales for the sport attributed to the PC & Stadia class have been on Steam, and people on Stadia aren’t actually corresponding to these on Valve’s platform. Gross sales on GoG.com have been barely lower than 10% of PC gross sales.
The corporate is planning a large advertising and marketing marketing campaign for the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on next-gen consoles, nevertheless it gained’t be corresponding to the one launched on the finish of 2020.
Kiciński confirmed that CD Projekt isn’t inquisitive about being acquired by different corporations. For now, they don’t see any benefit in becoming a member of greater teams and so they’re not searching for any risk on this regard. That being mentioned, they’re open to M&A, however within the different course, with CD Projekt actively seeking to probably buying groups that may assist them execute their very own technique.
In case you’d prefer to learn extra, you possibly can try our article devoted to the newly-revealed financials outcomes. Not too long ago, CD Projekt introduced a related shift in its improvement technique.