CD Projekt held its latest earnings call earlier this week, and talked a little bit about the planned free next-gen upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077, which is currently scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2021.
Asked about the upgrade, VP of finance Piotr Nielubowicz highlighted it as one of the big events taking place for Cyberpunk this year, and pointed out that it has the potential to influence the overall atmosphere surrounding the game:
"We announced free DLCs for gamers, and that's something we have in our pipeline for this year. And [another] big event for this year is the Cyberpunk next-gen edition for the second half of this year. That, I believe, should also have a significant influence on sales and the general atmosphere about Cyberpunk, if I can name it this way."
CD Projekt stressed that the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 won't be rushed to market, and one of the top priorities on the team is to give it sufficient testing time. It was also noted that the company is "going for a lot of changes" internally, and the team is changing some of its models and processes starting with the next-gen version.
"Of course, I mean, time for testing for CP next-gen shall be sufficient, and that's one of the top priorities we have in terms of that release."
"A lot of effort is put into the next-gen editions of both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk as we believe the next-gen compatible versions will be crucial for longevity of both games."
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