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Cyberpunk 2077 recoups invested funds in record time

Published: 18:14, 11 December 2020
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CD Projekt Red can breathe a sigh of relief as Cyberpunk 2077 took an incredibly short amount of time to recoup what had to be a hefty investment in development.

The company posted the announcement on the official website, and we'll post the important part: 

"The  Management  Board  of  CD  PROJEKT  S.A.  with  a  registered  office  in  Warsaw (hereinafter  referred  to  as  “the  Company”)  hereby  announces  that  the  estimated  licensing royalties  receivable  by  the  Company  in  association  with  pre-order  sales  of  Cyberpunk  2077 across all of its digital distribution channels have exceeded the sum of the following:

  • total development expenditures related to the game, and - the game’s marketing and promotional costs borne by the Company 
  • either already incurred or anticipated for the remainder of 2020"

There's no doubt this is great news for CDPR after all the work that was put in, delays included, but not all news on the economic front is as great. 

Namely, as reported by GamesIndustry, CDPR's stock dropped by as much as 29 per cent when compared to share prices recorded on December 4. When compared to the day the review embargo was lifted, the drop amounts to 7.3 per cent. 

CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 character dressed in gold-shaded clothing Cyberpunk 2077, quite a colourful presenter, no?

Nevertheless, Cyberpunk 2077 developer is bound to bounce back. Bugs will be squashed and the game will eventually be polished to perfection, as it often happens. 

What matters is that the company is in the clear financially, as they seem to have banked everything on the success of Cyberpunk 2077. 

You can find the full statement here (PDF).

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