A lot of titles have had subpar debuts over the past couple of years because of premature announcements, the epidemic, or a combination of both. But Cyberpunk 2077’s entrance shines out notwithstanding others’ mistakes. Never once has CD Projekt Red let the fact that Cyberpunk was never going to be a major hit stop them from attempting to render it so.
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The release of its next-generation editions looks to have provided it an extra kick in that regard. The information comes from CDPR, which this week released its quarterly earnings. Kudos to Twinfinite for the tip. There has been a huge surge in online purchases of Cyberpunk’s next-gen/1.5 patch, according to the company. In terms of chart thickness, each console’s equivalent chunk is substantially larger.
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As far as we know, CDPR has not provided any figures. Sales did grow after debuting of the next-generation model, as anyone might expect, but it’s just a slip in the data. In order to better appreciate exactly how big of a hit it was to make Cyberpunk appear prettier on PS5 and Xbox Series X, Forbes ran a little study.
It turns out to be a significant amount. In the first quarter of this year, PlayStation revenues of the title grew by 600 percent after the patch relative to pre-update, as seen by dividing chunks in every column on the graph. Xbox’s assessment is even higher, with an increase of 800%.
There is a better picture now, but the specific figures remain secret. A thousand units were bought pre-update, and then another six thousand and eight thousand following the patch, or it might indicate 10,000 units purchased before the patch were converted into 60,000 and 80,000 following the revision.
The developer’s intentions for Cyberpunk’s development stay intact, regardless of the precise figures. Improvements will continue until 2022, with the first significant addition expected in 2023. CDPR’s attention is beginning to drift away from Cyberpunk, despite the fact that a lot of work is still being devoted to it. Now that study on The Witcher 4 has concluded, additional members of the company may begin working on the game. The Witcher 4 is a terrible name. CDPR takes offense to this.