Despite the widespread criticism the sci-fi epic attracted due to its poor performance on PS4 and Xbox One, the game actually did rather well commercially, no doubt thanks to the extensive marketing campaign and of course years of hype. And Keanu Reeves too, probably.
CDPR’s posted revenue of $562 million for 2020, which is a significant step up over the previous 2015 record-setting sum of $210, which came off the back of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The fact that Cyberpunk 2077 also launched right at the end of the year and still managed to help CDPR achieve these figures is a testament to just how well it performed.
Still, CDPR is still dealing with the fallout of the critical backlash to Cyberpunk 2077, and is busy patching the game for home consoles. It also found itself hit by a class-action lawsuit, so it hasn’t been a rosy few months for the company despite the game’s financial success.
Recently, the developer confirmed that it had scrapped its planned Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component, although it’s still planning to release a native PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version later this year.
Read our Cyberpunk 2077 review here.
[Source – Push Square]