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One third of Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders are directly from GOG

Published: 18:51, 09 July 2019
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CD Projekt Red folks have been campaigning to get as many Cyberpunk 2077 sales on GOG as possible but they didn't make it an exclusive. They have recently revealed that 30 per cent copies so far were indeed bought on GOG.com store.

Cyberpunk 2077 was 283 days away from release at the time of writing but that didn't stop the hype machine in the slightest. The game was in Steam's top sellers throughout the entire Summer Sale, despite not being discounted itself, testifying that CD Projekt Red already have a pile of pre-orders on their hands.

They may be well on their way to getting those lower revenue cuts from Steam already since $10 million in earnings is enough for the revenue split to go down to 25/75 and $20 million for 20/80. CD Projekt Red didn't reveal any exact numbers yet but it would take 833,334 copies to cross that threshold for 20/80 split.

However, they did reveal that every third Cyberpunk 2077 copy was sold directly on GOG.com letting CD Projekt group keep all the revenue and possibly boost GOG's finances that have been shaky in the recent history.

The third option for players is the Epic Games Store where CD Projekt would get a 12/88 revenue split. EGS was trailing behind Steam and GOG with the offering since fans could pre-order the game from the latter two stores immediately after the release date was announced. The store page on EGS is up now, however, and the game can be pre-ordered just like anywhere else.

CD Projekt Red didn't reveal the full split between the three stores and only the fact that 33 per cent sales are from GOG is currently available.

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Whatever turns out to be the case, the Polish developer stands to gain some serious scratch from Cyberpunk 2077. If the game manages to live up to expectations that haven't been inflated to high heaven by hype, it will be truly breathtaking.

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