As part of its recent financial report for the first half of 2017, the Polish studio CD Projekt RED revealed that its market value now amounts to $2.3 billion.
Yeah Witcher sold more than anyone thought. Just like Fallout 3 to Bethesda, they made the property, the original was just influence. Not to mention I know nothing of CyberPunk 2033, yet it is hyped before a reveal trailer.
Yeah Witcher 3 sold a ton of copies. In total they surpassed 25 million copies from the trilogy. Cyberpunk 2077 is gonna be awesome. Did you get the 2033 from Metro 2033? lol That's also a sweet game.
They really deserve after all their hard work though, they have crazy big ambitions for their games but they make it work and they do it right (see Witcher 3 DLC).
With CD Project RED's history I'd be ready to pre-order CyberPunk before it's even revealed! :D
A trailer for Cyberpunk 2033 has been released long back... Even Ciri spoke about it in Witcher 3 :D
Wow. STAY AWAY EA. STAY AWAY. DO NOT ACQUIRE + SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROY THIS STUDIO. Sorry to shout but the idiots that run EA proceed to destroy gaming. BTW thanks for destroying Bioware, and the MAss Effect franchise EA.
EA has ruined some of the best companies for sure. Going back to the early 90's till now.
I'm there with you, but very optimistic that will never happen, at least if CDPR continues to deliver like it does. It recently became the 5th-largest game dev in revenue. Let's not forget CDPR also is very public and explicit about its ways, miles away from EA's perspectives, only if it goes bankrupt, etc. "The company opposes DRM in video games, and hopes that free downloadable content becomes an industry standard. CD Projekt considers maintaining their independence one of their most important strategies." That is from them, from when they founded GOG, another success. Add to those the fact that the founders are still there and always reinforced those ideals. I know, when we talk about corporate everything is possible, but these guys are still in charge there, that's why I'm optimistic EA will never get its dirty hands on them. Said that, RIP Maxis, Westwood, Bullfrog. I miss you all so much.
Well deserved. I remember playing the Witcher 1 and 2. They have evolved over the years
Time to sell.
I say hold. Gwent is getting popular in China and they are about to release a major franchise soon.
If it's worth 2.3 billion now they might be able to sell for almost double. 4 billion would be more than enough to go make a new game without any corporate types telling you you can't do certain things. Just my two cents anyways lol
Good. A developer which has focussed on treating their customers and their product respectfully (no DRM, no greed, DLC expansions actually worth the money), and turns out that's the way to go.
If there is ever a dev to dethrone R* in terms of respect and fame (few games and massive releases), it'll be these guys. Cyberpunk could be a watershed moment for gaming!
Sweet, well deserved. What a fantastic studio
CDPR is the next Rockstar, but hopefully better.
Please don't sell yourselves out to EA.... Stay independent, these guys are one of the best devs currently making rpg games! Bioware back in the Dragon Age 1, Mass Effect 1-2 days were also worth the hype, but as soon as 2 came along, while it was still a crazy good game it was the beginning of the end. Mass effect 3 was also a very good game, but it was obvious they didn't have the ambition anymore for the project by its ending, possibly due to pressure from EA to get the game out. CD Projekt RED don't have to answer to a big corporate publisher like EA as heavily as Bioware did, meaning more dev time in story development etc. Cyberpunk 2077 should be so insanely good I cant wait! The witcher meets mass effect/bladerunner, could it get any better? I'd kinda like to see them hit the switch too with cyberpunk, would really love to see these guys selling games on all major platforms, totally deserve all the profits they can get for their work. Also, the switch could offer some pretty cool features.
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