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Cyberpunk 2077 will not be exclusive to any store, including GOG

Published: 13:31, 25 February 2019
Updated: 14:15, 26 February 2019
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CD Projekt Red are continuing their pro-consumer behaviour as they have confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 won't be exclusive to their digital storefront GOG, which is unusual in modern trends since the game is their own intellectual property.

CD Projekt Red have previously confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be an Epic Games Store exclusive. The chances of that were slim to begin with, as CD Projekt Red have a digital storefront of their own, and it would be odd to exclude the game from their own turf.

Another question arose though, as Cyberpunk 2077 could potentially turn out to be exclusive to GOG instead.

From a financial perspective though, it would make perfect sense to not share 12 per cent revenue with Epic Games or 20 per cent with Valve. The lower percentage for Valve was cited as there is no reasonable doubt at this point that Cyberpunk 2077 will earn more than $50 million.

CD Projekt Red apparently decided to forego potentially higher revenue on their own store in favour of keeping their game accessible through as many platforms as possible. A simple inquiry on Facebook that they don't have any intention of making Cyberpunk 2077 exclusive to any store, including GOG.

Still, for those who are not yet aware for some reason - GOG is one of the few platforms that offer only DRM-free games, which has it's advantages for anyone buying a digital version of any game, or is looking to acquire them through less legitimate means.

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It is safe to assume that CDPR and Good Old Games have their projections well balanced, so it is currently likely that they see to profit more from having their game on more platforms, rather than exclusive to the one. Maybe it's just not worth the inevitable backlash similar to the one Deep Silver has recently seen for Metro Exodus.

Either way, you are the master of your own money - so feel free to decide which digital distribution platform suits you best.


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