According to one Polish industry analyst, CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 could be out as early as Q4 2019. That doesn't mean by the end of 2019, however, as "Q4 2019" actually extends to March 31, 2020. Still, the predicted date is much sooner than many fans have considered, though CDPR remains tight-lipped about its plans.
The information came via a Polish Reddit user over three weeks ago (via GameReactor.eu) as part of a translation from Stockwatch.pl. The analyst further predicted that Cyberpunk 2077 would sell upwards of 19M copies in its initial push to retail, yielding over $525M USD.
During the investor call, CDPR likened Cyberpunk 2077 to Red Dead Redemption 2 and that it "will be no less elaborate and polished than RDR2".
Other notable takeaways from the conference call include:
- Gwent sales are below expectations, though not alarming
- Gwent: Thronebreaker sales are below expectations. More content may be added but that depends on sales. Sales estimates have been lowered dramatically from predicted sales of 500k to 200k in Q4 2018 and down to 200k from 1M in predicted yearly sales.
- CDPR stock value dropped 33%
- there's still a big market for single-player AAA games as evidenced by RDR2