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Cyberpunk 2077 dev's stock plummets after delay, then recovers

Published: 10:40, 22 January 2020
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CD Projekt Red's announcement of Cyberpunk 2077 being delayed has unleashed salty rivers across the globe, but that's just the fans. On the financial side of things, the dev's stock plummeted, but the multiplayer announcement promptly reverted the drop.

As noted by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, CD Projekt Red's stock took a hit of around 13 per cent on the day they announced we'll have to wait six more month for Cyberpunk 2077, which makes all the fan tears fade in comparison. 

This doesn't mean that we're dismissing the fans' disappointment, far from it, as we were bummed out as anyone. However, the financial implications of it sort of spelt trouble for CDPR, as the magnitude and the momentum they've built seems to have made Cyberpunk 2077 a title that simply has to succeed, for the sake of the company. 

As the initial disappointment wore off, everyone got on board with the Polish developer's intentions and realised that it's better to wait a bit longer and get a masterpiece, than have your expectations poked by whatever minor niggles Cyberpunk 2077 needs polished. 

Thankfully, CDPR's subsequent announcement of Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer worked wonders on the financial front and the stock bounced back just as quickly as it dropped. As if the gameplay demos weren't mouthwatering enough, the mere notion of prancing around the Night City with other players is definitely an enticing prospect. 

As you can see from the image below, CDPR's stock bounced back in just four days, which just goes to show how highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is. 

Daniel Ahmad, Niko Partners Graph showing CDPR's January stock fluctuations CD Projekt Red stock throughout the delay announcement

As it turns out, the latest rumours are blaming Cyberpunk 2077's delay on consoles , as the juice needed to run all that visual goodness is proving to be a tall order for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. CDPR were pretty clear that they're not gunning for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X release only, so we guess it will take more time to ensure Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't make your console into a flying device. 

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