CD Projekt put off the Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 and Xbox Series XS versions until the first quarter 2022. It also delayed all "updates and improvements" for Cyberpunk 20,77 until 2022, roughly a week later. It has now reduced that window somewhat by stating in its most recent financial report that the next major update to Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive in the first three month of 2022 along with the next-gen release.
"We are hard at work developing the next-gen Cyberpunk version, which is scheduled to be released in the first quarter 2022 along with another major update for all platforms," Adam KiciAski, CD Projekt's joint CEO, stated in a statement. "There are also ongoing efforts to develop the next-gen version and Cyberpunk expansion."
Despite the publicized problems of Cyberpunk 2077, and the slow pace at which it is being addressed, KiciAski stated that CD Projekt's quarterly revenues increased nearly 40% year-over-year, to 144 million PLN ($34.7million). However, year-over-year profits were lower in the same period due to "expenses associated with updating Cyberpunk" and exploratory work on potential new projects.
It is fascinating to observe the increase in revenue. Cyberpunk 2077 was released a year ago. There were no hopes that CD Projekt would quickly turn things around. Despite its shortcomings, the game's popularity has not diminished. It rose to the top of charts after it was allowed to return on the PlayStation Store, despite Sony's warnings that it had still many problems. We also noticed that the Steam Autumn Sale saw a huge spike in positive user reviews. There have been more than 18,000 reviews since November 24, when the Steam Autumn Sale began.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a huge hit already: In 2020, more than 13.7 millions copies were sold.