CD Projekt Red Says Cyberpunk 2077’s Pre-Order Numbers Are ‘Visibly Higher’ Than Any Witcher Title

CD Projekt Red Says Cyberpunk 2077’s Pre-Order Numbers Are ‘Visibly Higher’ Than Any Witcher Title
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After being delayed several times this year, it finally looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and developer CD Projekt Red is more than happy with the game’s pre-order numbers so far.

While speaking during a recent investor’s call, CD Projekt Red’s chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz said that Cyberpunk 2077’s pre-orders are “visibly higher” than any Witcher title. Also, the company’s CFO said that the majority of the pre-orders are digital, which is exactly what they expected.

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“First, the expected ratio between digital and physical on our sales, as we see it on preorders digital is very strong, so definitely we are more into moving potential split digital/physical, and more on the digital side. How far we’ll go? We honestly speaking do not know, definitely farther than we had on the Witcher 3 and definitely more than 50% should come from the digital channel.

“And then the history of Witcher 3 shows the longer the game is on the markets, the more — the split shifts towards digital again. On Witcher 3, it’s vast majority. And on Witcher 2 and 1, it’s — let’s say 99% of the revenues we generate are digital. So, this is the only direction that can be expected in that near and longer term.”

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When Cyberpunk 2077 launches on December 10, it’ll do so without a multiplayer mode, as it’ll only launch with the game’s single-player campaign. However, we’ll likely get more news regarding the game’s multiplayer expansion during the first quarter of next year, but for now, all we know is that CD Projekt Red has said that it’s a pretty big project and that it’ll be its own, standalone AAA game.

As of right now, it looks like the game is on track to be released on December 10, as the developers have said that the game is running smoothly on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so it appears that the game is good to go. It’s also worth noting that CD Projekt Red has said that it will have a few minor bugs when it launches, but they shouldn’t be noticeable.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will have post-launch DLC, but contrary to the developers’ original plan, the details regarding the game’s additional content won’t be revealed until after the game gets released next month. Also, CDPR has already confirmed that the game will have no less DLC than The Witcher 3 did, which means that we should get at least two story expansions.