CD Projekt is now between big releases – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. The publisher’s revenue, however, continues to grow, as do the sales of The Witcher 3, even four years later.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
According to the financial report, in the first half of 2019, CD Projekt earned €50 million, which is 26% more than in the same period last year. Interestingly, the sales of The Witcher 3 over the past six months have also been higher. And, in general, the publisher’s income is driven by the Witcher franchise.
62% of the company’s revenue came from publisher CD Projekt Red.
Another 38% is from GOG.com. Blizzard’s retro games (Diablo, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II) showed some remarkable sales.
Nevertheless, Cyberpunk 2077 is responsible for most of the transactions on GOG.com. A third of all digital pre-orders of the game were paid for through the CD Projekt’s store. The game that is still in development is scheduled to release on April 16.
Speaking of which: the compnany’s game development expenditure was up 20% compared to the first half of 2018. For the most part, this is due to Cyberpunk 2077, porting The Witcher 3 to Switch and the creation of GOG Galaxy 2.0.
In their report, CD Projekt expressed their willingness to only develop the Cyberpunk and The Witcher franchises.