A study of the development of the Polish gaming industry was carried out by the organizers of the Game Industry Conference with the support of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development and the Ministry of Culture of Poland.
According to their report, there are about 440 game-making studios operating in the country with 9,710 employees. Almost 10% of them, that is approximately 900 people, work for CD Projekt RED.
The number of game development studios in Poland is increasing – from 2017 to 2020, 120 corresponding companies were closed in the country, and 160 were opened. Every year, Polish studios release an average of 480 games.
Revenue from these games is growing steadily – in 2019 compared to 2016, it increased by 175 million euros. At the same time, the Game Industry Conference team pointed out in the chart that CDPR brings a significant part of its revenue annually, but even without its financial results, the revenue of the Polish gaming industry increases by 27-28% every year.
In addition to CDPR, Techland, which develops the Dying Light series, and mobile game publishers Huuuge Games and Ten Square Games, are driving significant growth. Each of the companies earns almost 10% of the total revenue of Polish studios.
According to analysts from Newzoo, about 16 million people are addicted to video games in Poland, almost half of the country’s population. Thanks to this, the volume of the video game market in Poland is about $596 million – according to this indicator, the country ranks 20th in the world.
Polish users prefer to play on PC – according to a study by the Game Industry Conference, the country is the seventh-largest market for both Steam and EGS, and the third-largest for GOG.