Despite the more than 13 million games sold, its founders would have paid the consequences of the eventful premiere.
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of the year, but its premiere in stores around the world has caused a stir for the least expected reasons. The bugs and the terrible version of the game on consoles have caused huge controversy, refunds and the withdrawal of the game in stores such as the PlayStation Store; And although a few days ago CD Projekt announced that its action-adventure and cyberpunk role had exceeded 13 million games sold, including returns in this account, this situation would have taken its toll on the top managers of the study, with millionaire losses that were they add to the -also- loss of credibility and prestige.
As reported by the financial portal Bloomberg, as of December 15, CD Projekt Red had estimated losses of just over a billion dollars. This data joins a previous one that the same site shared a few days ago and in which they exposed that the value of the shares of the Polish study fell by 33%, a third of their total value. In this situation, the impact that returns have had through the PlayStation and Xbox digital stores remains to be known.
Given the circumstances, some analysts such as Tomasz Rodak of BOS Bank SA, consider that the reputation of CD Projekt Red has been severely damaged. While it is true that the studio can overcome the blow and clean up your image, this is something that will take a lot of time and effort. In fact, the pace at which Cyberpunk 2077 patches and fixes are released is believed to need to be a crucial element in its mission to set the course of the game right.
The task looks complicated for CD Projekt Red, even more so because of the class action lawsuits that the study has received and even because its own shareholders are analyzing the possibility of suing the company. However, you can see that the developers are working hard to correct this bumpy launch and are even looking for ways to compensate for the inconvenience.