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Cyberpunk 2077 dev's stock keeps dropping as Xbox One, PS4 troubles mount

Published: 17:57, 14 December 2020
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Although still revered by most as a masterpiece, Cyberpunk 2077's launch has disappointed a number of players on slower consoles, and the company's stock keeps dropping.

As reported by several analysts, including Niko analyst Daniel Ahmad, CDPR's shares continue to plummet. 

Now, it would be easy to attribute this to the quality of the game itself, but it wouldn't be correct as most players who are playing it will quickly attest. Cyberpunk 2077 is a unique and unforgettable experience, but not so much if you're on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

"As I noted before, the over reliance on one large game release every few years is never a good thing. Any sort of uncertainty / issues will lead to this. Ultimately the decline isn't because the game isn't selling well, but because of future prospects / current known issues", Ahmad wrote.

There doesn't seem to be any immediate danger for Cyberpunk 2077 developer, as they already reported that the funds invested into the game have been recouped in record time , which is telling of how highly anticipated it was. 

However, it's clear that investors are concerned about future sales, which includes potential Cyberpunk 2077 expansions as well as the game's multiplayer. There's also a matter of CDPR's reputation, which is likely to take a hit over PS4 and Xbox One versions.

In CDPR's official response, the company apologised to current-gen console owners, saying that they should've done a better job, or at least shown more Cyberpunk 2077 so that players know what they're buying. 

They promised an update coming within a week and more down the line, while reassuring those who'd prefer a refund that they will try to facilitate the process in December 2020. 

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