31 May 2021 6:06 PM +00:00

Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 Next-Gen Updates Still Slated for 2021

CD Projekt Red re-affirmed Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen release date and Witcher 3 next-gen release date as sometime in the second half of 2021.

The studio made the affirmation as part of its first quarter financial statement, where it reported lower total profits than usual and said it will rely on future Cyberpunk and Witcher-series sales to bolster its profits.

The Witcher developer cited expenses associated with ongoing updates for Cyberpunk 2077, including Cyberpunk 1.3 and Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, as reasons for the “lower than usual net profitability.”

However, the report made no mention of when we can expect to see either the next major patch or the DLC, offering, just another vague graphic showing both releasing at some unspecified point in the future instead.

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Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 Next-Gen Updates Still Slated for 2021

CD Projekt RED said that, moving forward, the company’s profits will depend heavily on how audiences react to new entries in The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 series.

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That, in turn, will depend on how successfully CDPR can adapt its new design philosophy and shorten gaps between releases in both franchises.

However, the studio is far from financial difficulty.

The report also mentioned “record-breaking positive cash flows” for the quarter ending March 31, 2021 and is stable enough to offer the highest dividends payout in the developer’s history.

[Source: CD Projekt RED financial summary, CDPR earnings report]