Thanks to the latest updates, the Netflix series Edgerunners and one or two sales, the number of players in Cyberpunk 2077 has gone through the roof in recent months. But not only that: CD Projekt Red’s latest financial report reveals that it has also paid off financially to rehabilitate the RPG.
That’s what the official numbers reveal
In fact, the studio was able to break an in-house record with the most successful third quarter in the 28-year history of the overarching CD Projekt Group – as CFO Piotr Nielubowicz (via VGC) announces. And the dedicated development studio CD Projekt Red has made a decisive contribution to the company’s success.
Specifically, CD PR generated revenues of approximately $54.3 million in Q3 2022, while net income for the entire group was approximately $21.8 million. The entire company thus achieved a profitability of 40 percent, CD Projekt Red itself even 47 percent.
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What are the reasons for that?
Nielubowicz personally attributes the success and the broken record to the strong sales figures of Cyberpunk 2077. The release of patch 1.6, the push from the popularity of the Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and a timely sale for the role-playing game caused sales and player numbers to shoot up during the period.
After the disastrous launch at the end of 2020, the perception of Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red has changed noticeably thanks to ongoing support – as is also reflected in the user reviews on Steam, for example. The development studio now also benefits from this financially.
How exactly Cyberpunk 2077 actually plays after patch 1.6 can be read in Heiko’s field report:
Cyberpunk 2077 after patch 1.6
How fresh does the RPG feel once you’ve beaten it?
This is how it goes
Cyberpunk 2077 support isn’t over yet. CD Projekt Red, for example, has already revealed what upcoming patches and updates should deliver. Also coming in 2023 is Phantom Liberty, the first and only story DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, which even brings back Keanu Reeves in the role of Johnny Silverhand.
You can watch the first trailer for Phantom Liberty as follows, we have also summarized all the important information about the big expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 for you.
Cyberpunk 2077: Big story addon Phantom Liberty presented in the first teaser trailer
All New Cyberpunk and Witcher Games: Fans can also look forward to new cyberpunk and especially Witcher games. What exactly CD Projekt Red is planning for the future can be found in this overview:
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All the new games that CD Projekt Red is currently working on
Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red are making a comeback. What do you think of the recent developments and how the RPG has been able to redeem itself in the eyes of the press and players? Let us know in the comments!