CD Projekt RED announced in a new video that its next game began its last lap in its development – Cyberpunk 2077 is heading to the finish line.
In the video below, the company details its fiscal earnings report (touting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Nintendo Switch port, as well as the iOS version of Gwent, not to mention GOG), and they also mention that Cyberpunk 2077 is almost ready. They are in a state with the game where they can start to translate the game’s text to other languages (as localization will be present). Via The Witcher 3, CD Projekt RED generated nearly 93 million zloty in the previous fiscal year (about 23.8 million dollars), which is a 38% year-on-year increase. Their 2019 net profits are also looking solid (a little over 66 million PLN, about 16.9 million USD).
In the Q&A part of CD Projekt RED‘s fiscal report, they mentioned the multiplayer component of Cyberpunk 2077, which was announced a few months ago. Let’s see what Piotr Nielubowicz, the CFO, said: „What’s visible on the balance sheet comes mostly from Cyberpunk – single-player and multiplayer, the latter being a smaller project that’s just starting. We also have some other things in early development, but as I said, the vast majority of expenses is related to the Cyberpunk universe.”
Regarding monetization, Adam Kiciński, the CEO of CDPR, added that they will be wise about it: „As far as the monetization of multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it’s definitely too early to share any details on that or give guidance; the project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting – that’s our first multiplayer game. We check various options and possibilities, and it’s not the time to point you to a specific direction on that. Of course, you can expect that we won’t change our general policy towards “deals with gamers” so I expect wise monetization and – always – value for money.” Microtransactions confirmed.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and there will also be a Google Stadia version. The multiplayer part will come at a later date.
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