CD Projekt is engaged on a primary enlargement of Cyberpunk 2077, Chief Govt Adam Kicinski stated after the Polish video video games maker reported a first-half beat on its web revenue.
Cyberpunk 2077, that includes Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, was considered one of final 12 months’s most anticipated video games, however after a bug-ridden begin it was stored off Sony’s PlayStation Retailer for six months, solely returning in June.
CD Projekt didn’t give an replace on what number of models of Cyberpunk it had bought within the first half of 2021, however firm officers informed a convention name that the sport was the main income within the interval.
Together with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk drove CD Projekt’s income 29 p.c larger within the first half of the 12 months to PLN 470.6 million (roughly Rs. 900 crores).
CD Projekt stated its web revenue was PLN 105 million (roughly Rs. 200 crores), which was 28 p.c decrease in comparison with final 12 months however above the PLN 71 million (roughly Rs. 140 crores) anticipated by analysts.
The deliberate Cyberpunk enlargement would contain a cost to players, just like those launched for The Witcher, board member Michal Nowakowski stated throughout Wednesday’s name.
“After we discuss expansions then we discuss larger issues,” he stated, whereas declining to offer a particular timing for its launch.
CD Projekt has been engaged on fixing the sport since its launch and launched 10 patches and fixes. Its promoting prices rose to PLN 131.2 million (roughly Rs. 250 crores) from PLN 72.1 million (roughly Rs. 140 crores) a 12 months earlier than.
The video video games maker plans to launch subsequent technology variations of Cyberpunk and The Witcher 3 late this 12 months.
“Contemplating the comparatively small variety of Subsequent Gen variations of current high-quality video games obtainable available on the market, we expect CP77 might doubtlessly turn out to be among the many best-selling titles,” JP Morgan analysts wrote in a be aware.
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