CDP - Cyberpunk 2077's Polish distributor has recently laid off a part of their staff. If the trend continues, the upcoming sci-fi game by CD Projekt Red will have to look for another publisher in its homeland. CDP has been independently operating since 2014.
CD Projekt Red's recently delayed game is in danger of losing its Polish publisher - CDP - as the company recently suffered a major wave of layoffs.
According to GamePressure and their sources, the company that was supposed to distribute Cyberpunk 2077 just fired "a lot of staff". It is currently unknown which company would take over their rights of distribution for the county of Poland if CDP were to dissolve.
Almost one year ago, Techland Publishing has stepped down as the main distributor of physical copies of Cyberpunk 2077 in Poland and it looks like yet another company is gearing up to take the same route.
GamePressure reached out to several sources and found that, for now, only part of the staff has been laid off. The process, however, may continue and it's unclear how long before CDP resorts to firing everyone.
If Cyberpunk 2077 loses its Polish distributor, there are two companies to step into CDP's role - Cenega and the Polish branch of Koch Media. Cenega has acted as Dying Light 2 publisher in Cyberpunk 2077's home country after the closure of Techland Publishing.
CDP still hasn't officially commented on the matter and CD Projekt Red's upcoming game can still be pre-purchased. Editors over at the PolskiGamedev.pl managed to reach the representatives of the company and got the statement:
"The company is assessing its strategic options. It will be making a public statement in the near future. Meanwhile, it doesn't comment on the reports."
CDP has been independently operating since 2014 and has no ties with the CD Projekt group nor the CD Projekt RED studio - other than the publishing partnership.
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