The Witcher 2 Cost $10,36 Million - The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk Will Cost $2,82 Million In H1 2013

DSOGaming writes: "Polish gaming website, Gazeta Prawna, has revealed some interesting information about the development cost of The Witcher 2, as well as the development for both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077."

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SynGamer1905d ago

"What’s also great here is that CDPR has achieved financial independence. According to Kicinski, the company has $8,32 million which allows financial independence."

That's quite amazing honestly. With the high cost of games these days, coupled with how much effort and detail is put into their games, having $8 million (in cash? funds?) is pretty amazing.

According to VGChartz, The Witcher 2 has sold roughly 1.5 million copies, so if that is anything to go by, The Witcher 3 should easily sell at least 2.5-3.0 million copies since it will be coming to PC and Next-Gen consoles. Even if they only sell 2.5 million copies, at (hopefully) $30/copy, that's $75 million...

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1905d ago (Edited 1905d ago )

they will profit big time on both games..

witcher 2 should have sold way way more on pc but still nice!

cdpr is one of my favs! up there with naughty dog for me..

coolbeans1905d ago (Edited 1905d ago )

"According to VGChartz..."

You need to keep in mind that ~1.5 million number (PC + 360) does not include any digital sales.

starchild1905d ago

Which is the way most PC games are sold.

The Witcher 2 is an amazing game and easily one of my favorites this generation. It deserves to sell very well.

cyguration1905d ago


and the digital sales of Witcher 2 absolutely dwarfed its retail counterpart since the retail rendition came with DRM.

Roccetarius1905d ago (Edited 1905d ago )

That's a pretty low cost for such a quality game they made. It's pretty amazing really, compared to *cough* how much other publishers are spending.

Mr Tretton1905d ago

I'm pretty sure I read TW2 sold over 3 million. Vgchartz is invalid in PC sales numbers.

LAWSON721905d ago

No they are a valid source (for the most part) just they do not include digital purchases. Most PC gamers bought Witcher 2 on gog and Steam.

Mr Tretton1905d ago (Edited 1905d ago )

LAWSON72, what did I just say? They are invalid in PC numbers. I think you just read me saying 'invalid.' You only proved my point by stating most people buy from Steam and gog. Digital sales.

first1NFANTRY1905d ago

"The Witcher 2 has sold roughly 1.5 million copies"

I'm guessing piracy had alot to do with that number. not to say that it didn't sell well at all.

This is another reason why devs are bringing their games to next gen consoles. At least then they know the platforms are reasonably protected from piracy.

lashes2ashes1905d ago

That 1.5 million copy's are boxed only. They never factor digital into the sales numbers.

SonyPS41905d ago

Most PC game sales are digital in the age of Steam and similar services, which statistic data never collects.

MoonWheel1904d ago

Yea this game was pirated real badly. I think it was around 5 million illegal downloads. Damn shame seeing as how they could have made more money. Hopefully the witcher 3 helps boost them even higher in the gaming market.

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Dagobert1905d ago

Wow, I was expecting their development cost being a lot more, at least 3 times more than that. Impressive for how low the development cost is and how amazing the quality of the game is, from the artwork, soundtrack, gameplay and visuals.

SnakeCQC1905d ago

why do other games cost soooooooo much and they of lesser quality?

john21905d ago

Do note though that the numbers for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk are for 1st half of 2013 and not total. The total amount will obviously be higher

Dagobert1905d ago

Well the game is developed in Poland, when you factor in salaries 3d modelers, programmers etc. get it's not the same as a game developed in North America for example. I've come across artists from China and Russia that are far cheaper in doing amazing concept art versus artists living in North America. That's why you'll see some amazing looking games with a lower budget.

Pandamobile1905d ago

That's a very good point.

cyguration1905d ago

Not paying for Hollywood talent also cuts down on the budget. Just sayin'

AnotherProGamer1905d ago

witcher 3 full budget is over $30 million the average budget for a AAA game is like $25 million

cunnilumpkin1905d ago

what format is the money written in, sorry, I am confused

is it like 10.3 million and 2.8 million or is this like polish currency or something, and if so, could someone say what that would be in USD?

john21905d ago

USD. Do note though that the numbers for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk are for H1 2013 and not total

Murad1905d ago

That's insane, but I really didn't expect anything else from CDProjektRed

Rumor1905d ago

yeah im not quite sure how to read that. Thanks public schooling -___-

im just going to say it is indeed like 10.3 million and 2.8 million

Dark111905d ago

“Currently, we are working on two large productions (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077) - and two smaller titles (the first one will launch after the new Witcher).


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