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.
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).