CD Projekt Red has become one of the biggest names in video game development thanks to the success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015, but it seems that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 has no effect on its parent company. Although the open world game broke Steam’s simultaneous record for a single-player game, its messy launch has caused CD Projekt’s stock to slip by more than 33% since its early December high in Polish markets.
The downturn has caused some in the industry to question CD Projekt’s strategy. Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst at Niko Partners, who often tweets about industrial developments, said this reflects “an excessive reliance on one big game release every few years … Any uncertainty / problems will lead to this. Ultimately the decline it’s not ‘because the game isn’t selling well, but because of future prospects / current known issues. “
As I’ve noted before, the excessive reliance on one big game release every few years is never a good thing. Any uncertainty / problems will lead to this.
Ultimately the decline is not because the game is not selling well, but because of future prospects / current known issues.
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 14, 2020
CDPR stock is in effect at this time. But let’s remove the camera …
They will be fine. Stop throwing away billion dollar companies. They will recover after this. They have already repaid their money with CP2077-dev. They will leave with this. pic.twitter.com/wSlufQLvts
– Mike Futter (@Futterish) December 14, 2020
Others downplayed the stock price, calling it just a blow to one of the world’s largest video game developers. For example, reporter and consultant Mike Futter noted that CD Projekt’s share price is still ahead of what it was a year ago.
To be clear, stock prices are a variable animal, and they reflect dozens of factors greater than the release of just one game, even a craze like Cyberpunk 2077. That said, the popular controversy surrounding the game – and especially its latest – gen console versions, which are so slanderous and broken that Sony and Microsoft have begun to give refunds – overshadowing their positive review points and impressive sales.
CD Projekt released a statement Monday acknowledging the technical issues on PS4 and Xbox One and urging those who are not happy with the experience to seek refunds. They also said an update is planned in the next seven days, which will hopefully alleviate some of those shortcomings. For more on the game, be sure to check out our full review of Cyberpunk 2077. This isn’t the first time the game has shown issues that need fixing – the latest patch, version 1.04, has addressed capture induction scenes that affect those with epilepsy, music copyright issues for content creators, and a number of other issues.
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