CD Projekt Discusses Continued Development Of Cyberpunk 2077 And Pre-Production Of Unannounced Games


CD Projekt Discusses Continued Development Of Cyberpunk 2077 And Pre-Production Of Unannounced Games

During CD Projekt's investor and analyst conference call, CEO Adam Kicinski and CFO Piotr Nielubovich spoke about the company's plans and Cyberpunk 2077.

Below you can read a summary of what the leaders shared.

  • The next update for Cyberpunk 2077 will be released "in the next couple of weeks." It's almost done. It won't be one of the biggest.
  • CD Projekt believes the game will be successful in the long term.
  • Nearly 60% of sales in the last quarter (January to March 2021) came from Cyberpunk 2077, and most of that came from the PC digital download channel. No update was provided on the number of copies sold.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in the process of returning to the PlayStation Store. CD Projekt and Sony are in the midst of this process and the results will be announced when ready. A similar conversation is underway with Microsoft, which is working to remove the warning on the Xbox Store page with the game.
  • Full-scale development of new AAA games will begin in 2022. At the same time, there are teams that are already preparing work on future undeclared games. A third of the company is currently working on undeclared AAA games. But this is preparation for development (preproduction), not full-scale development.
  • CD Projekt is testing The Witcher: Monster Slayer and are happy with what they see in it for now.
  • When the game reappears on the PlayStation Store, it would be unrealistic to expect it to sell in the same way it did in the first month before it was removed. There may be an information campaign about this, but "nothing pretentious."
  • Expansions for Cyberpunk 2077 on a scale comparable to Blood & Wine and Hearth of Stone for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will definitely be paid.
  • About 300 developers are still working on Cyberpunk 2077. In terms of developer churn (developers leaving the company), a year after the game's release, there is naturally a higher churn rate, but CD Projekt sees nothing unexpected or surprising on this front.
  • The first series of updates was mainly focused on low-level technical areas. In future updates, the roadmap will change more and more towards changes that will improve the perceived quality of the game.
  • CD Projekt is still heavily hiring developers. One of the main areas for this is in Vancouver, but they are still hiring in Poland.

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