Ahead of the release of Cyberpunk 2077, Journalists surveyed a dozen gaming industry analysts about what they expect from CD Projekt RED, whose budget has already exceeded at least $130 million. With or without marketing in mind, it is unknown.
On December 7, CD Projekt SA shares reached their next all-time peak, having risen significantly since the beginning of October, when the third transfer took place. As noted, players and investors expect good results, and analysts polled by the Agency, in particular, expect that sales of the role-playing game in just a year will reach almost 30 million copies.
For comparison, the third “the Witcher” reached 28 million copies only in December 2019, almost five years after the release. If Cyberpunk 2077 can meet the expectations of analysts, sales of the title will be at the level of Red Dead Redemption 2, which managed to reach shipments of 29 million copies by December 2019, a little more than a year after the release.
To achieve such results, Cyberpunk 2077 has yet to pass several tests — the first of them will be the critics ‘ ratings. According to analysts, there is still a link between the game’s average score and sales figures, so Metacritic is quite important.
Despite the fact that scores around 80 are still considered good, some analysts believe that a score below 90 can cause a negative reaction. CD Projekt itself also marks at least 90.
However, unlike Red Read Redemption 2 for Cyberpunk 2077 after the release will still be released story additions. This will partly help support title sales in the long run.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10 on PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. On the PS5 and Xbox Series, the game will work on backward compatibility, and a full update for the new generation will be released in 2021