CD Projekt RED Have Already Recouped the Development Costs of Cyberpunk 2077 in Just a Few Days of Release
Cyberpunk 2077 has been out for less than a few days, but CD Projekt RED has revealed an interesting piece of information. The devs reveal that they have already retrieved the development, marketing, and promotional cost of the title.
In a report to the investors, the Management Board of CD Projekt said 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.”
This essentially means that the title is already profitable. According to a report released just yesterday, Cyberpunk 2077 is on the road to beat GTA V’s launch day sales records. However, CD Projekt hasn’t released numbers around its sales on launch day, so we don’t know how close the title is to beating GTA V.
Cyberpunk 2077 is already making a lot of money and breaking records
CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 is clearly one of the most anticipated titles of the year. The game rolled out a few days back, but the path to its release was full of hurdles.
The studio had announced the title in 2013, and fans have been patiently waiting for its release since. They’ve also sat through multiple delays to get their hands on the title that has been referred to as the finest entry of the modern decade.
The title broke several records even before it walked down the ramp. According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, the title surpassed eight million pre-orders.
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He also revealed that this amounts to over $500 million, and the title is just behind GTA V. Rockstar Games’ title made $800 million. However, this statistic also contains both pre-order and launch day sales.
In addition, it didn’t take long for Cyberpunk to break the million concurrent viewers barrier on Steam. Not only did it enter an elite list of titles to achieve the feat, but it also remains the only single-player game to beat the million concurrent mark on Steam.
Bethesda’s Fall Out 4 had also held this record back in 2015 with 472,962 people playing the open-world title.
Despite breaking these records, the title has received mixed reviews. An influx of messages on Twitter and Reddit reveal that the game might still be in its development stages. Consequently, the players reveal that the title is far from what the devs marketed in the trailer.
Will CD Projekt RED fix these issues, or will these issues continue to nullify the excitement around the new title?
Cyberpunk 2077 came out on December 10 and is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One/S/X, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and PC.