CDPR Is Hoping a Successful Next-Gen Version of Cyberpunk 2077 Will Improve Sales
CD Projekt Red is hoping that a successful launch of the next-generation version of Cyberpunk 2077 will improve its sales volume.
In their financial results for the first half of 2021, the developers disclosed some information on what they are planning to do in the future. This includes incentives to improve the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as working on more games in The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 universe.
“In the coming quarters and years, the financial results of the CD PROJEKT RED segment will significantly depend on the sales volume of games set in the Cyberpunk and The Witcher universes, ” reads the report when discussing the future of the developer.
“Sales of Cyberpunk 2077 in the coming months will depend on the Company’s production and marketing activities, and the general sentiment surrounding the game. Gamer interest may be affected, among others, by effective technical support in the form of successive updates and patches, the return of Cyberpunk 2077 to PlayStation Store and the release of free DLC content previously announced for 2021. Sales volume will also depend on a successful release of the dedicated next-gen edition of Cyberpunk 2077, scheduled for the second half of 2021.”
CD Projekt Red is also hoping that their upcoming mobile AR game based on The Witcher universe is a success, in addition to the Netflix show which will get a second season this year. They believe that these will contribute to the success of The Witcher franchise and improve the sales of their catalog games.
Cyberpunk 2077 was pulled from the PlayStation Store shortly after its launch due to the buggy state of the game. It hasn’t been made available on the PlayStation Store despite the game launching almost six months ago. One of the expectations of CDPR is to see the game return to the digital store on PSN and hoping that this will improve the sales of the game.
The next-generation version of CP2077 is still planned for a release in the second half of 2021 along with The Witcher 3, which will also get a dedicated next-generation version.