After Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous launch, CD Projekt made a promise to alter the way it markets its video games, together with speaking concerning the video games nearer to their launch. The corporate’s newest investor calls noticed it holding that promise, because it refused to supply dates for the next-gen variations of Cyberpunk and The Witcher 3 – and would not even assure that they will not be pushed into 2022 if vital.
Each Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 are resulting from obtain new console upgrades throughout late 2021, one thing CD Projekt reconfirmed throughout its newest monetary studies. Throughout an H1 2021 Earnings reside stream, an investor requested the corporate to be extra particular about when these next-gen upgrades would arrive, or if they may feasibly be delayed into subsequent 12 months.
SVP of enterprise growth Michał Nowakowski refused to be drawn on the questions, making clear that it was a part of CD Projekt’s new philosophy: “Our goal is to launch the next-gen model of [Cyberpunk 2077] late this 12 months […] On the similar time, holding in thoughts the teachings we’ve got discovered throughout the previous 12 months, and taking into consideration the truth that this mission nonetheless stays in deveopment, we will not say with full certainty that the manufacturing schedule won’t change, in fact.
“And with The Witcher 3, the state of affairs is barely totally different in a method that that is being tackled by the exterior staff primarily, which is Saber Interactive, the corporate we’ve got labored [with] earlier than on Change and in addition the updates up to now. As with Cyberpunk 2077, our objective is to launch that sport nonetheless in late 2021. Nonetheless, equally, [the] growth course of is ongoing, and we can’t be completely sure that the discharge schedule won’t change. However in the interim, we undoubtedly are aiming with each titles for late 2021 and I do not wish to be extra particular at this second in time.”
CD Projekt is clearly being very cautious about messaging when these new variations of video games will arrive however, at the very least within the case of Cyberpunk, the corporate is working in direction of a particular 2021 date, not merely making the brand new model and not using a deadline. In a separate webcast, CEO Adam Kiciński defined:
“Following our promise to start out communication nearer to precise releases, we don’t wish to say something extra concerning the next-gen version [of Cyberpunk 2077] apart from that it’s deliberate for the second half of the 12 months. After all, we’ve got a particular date in thoughts internally, but it surely’s too early to say something about this.”
After a botched launch that continues to value CD Projekt some huge cash, the corporate has repeatedly stated it is discovered big classes about strategy launching video games, With the corporate now gearing as much as work on Cyberpunk and The Witcher concurrently, we do at the very least have tentative indicators that these classes are being discovered – hopefully resulting in video games that arrive on the dates promised, and to a ample stage of high quality.
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