During CD Projekt’s financial conference call for investors and analysts, chief executive officer Adam Kiciński and chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz talked about the company’s plans and Cyberpunk 2077.
Below you can read a summary of what was shared by the executives.
- The next update for Cyberpunk 2077 will come “in the next couple of weeks. It’s almost ready.” It won’t be one of the biggest ones.
- CD Projekt believes the game will be a success in the long run.
- Almost 60% of sales in the past quarter (between January and March 2021) came from Cyberpunk 2077 and most of those were on PC digital download channel. An update on the number of copies sold was not provided.
- There is a process ongoing to bring back Cyberpunk 2077 on the PlayStation Store. CD Projekt and Sony are in the midst of that process and the results will be announced when ready. There is also a similar conversation going on with Microsoft working toward removing the warning on the game’s Xbox store page.
- Full-scale development for new AAA games will start in 2022. That being said, there are teams that are already preparing work on future unannounced games. One-third of the company’s AAA content is now working on unannounced games. Yet, this is preparation for development (pre-production) and not full-scale development.
- CD Projekt is testing The Witcher: Monster Slayer and is happy with what they see with it for now.
- When the game reappears on the PlayStation Store it’d be unrealistic to expect that it’d sell as much as it did in its first month before it was removed. There may be an information campaign about it, but “nothing bombastic.”
- Expansions for Cyberpunk 2077 of a scale comparable to Blood & Wine and Hearth of Stone for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will definitely be paid.
- There are about 300 developers still working on Cyberpunk 2077. In terms of developer churn (developers leaving a company), the year after the release of a game naturally has a higher churn rate, but CD Projekt isn’t seeing anything unexpected or surprising on this front.
- The first series of updates was mostly focused on low-level technical areas. For future updates, the course of action will change more and more toward focusing on changes that will improve the perceived quality of the game.
- CD Projekt is still intensively hiring developers. One of the major areas for this is in Vancouver, but they are still hiring in Poland.
If you’d like to read more about CD Projekt’s financial results, you can check out our dedicated article from earlier today.