Turns out The Witcher three was fairly the monetary success for CD Projekt Red. That in itself isn’t any actual shock, however the influence the sport had on the studio’s revenues, introduced of their newest financial report, is fairly hanging.
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Before the discharge of The Witcher three, CD Projekt Red’s highest quarterly income amounted to round 50 million Polish zloty, or round £10 million. That coincided with the discharge of The Witcher 2 on PC, again in 2011. After that, the following excessive level was the Xbox 360 launch of the sport, however for probably the most half, quarterly revenues hovered across the 10-20 million zloty mark.
CD Projekt Red – Quarterly revenues from 2011 to 2017. pic.twitter.com/lWja8dvab6
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That is, till the second quarter of 2015. After The Witcher three launched in May of that yr, the developer’s revenues jumped to greater than 450 million zloty (simply shy of £100 million). While gross sales have clearly dipped since then, they continue to be far above the place they was, helpfully bolstered by the discharge of The Witcher three’s two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.
What stays to be seen now could be whether or not the studio’s subsequent two video games can stay as much as the expectations of the ultimate Witcher recreation. Gwent, the standalone card recreation set on the earth of the Witcher sequence is a kind of upcoming tasks, nevertheless it faces some stiff competitors within the CCG style, and its group don’t expect it to challenge Hearthstone for the top spot. If something was going to problem The Witcher three’s monetary success, it might most likely be Cyberpunk 2077, which CD Projekt introduced again in 2012.