Cyberpunk 2077 may have a bigger budget than GTA 5.

The latest delay of Cyberpunk 2077 was undoubtedly a big disappointment for players, especially in the context of unflattering reports about the backstage of production. However, if you judge after the pre-release sale on Steam, this did not translate into reduced interest in the new CD Projekt RED work. The analysts also seem to remain optimistic. Dom Maklerski Banku Ochrony Środowiska (DM BOŚ) predicts that 21 million copies will be delivered to buyers by the end of the year Cyberpunk 2077and for 12 months after the premiere, sales will reach 34 million copies(via Comparic). Previously, the results were assumed at the level of 25 million (in 2020) and 35.5 million (until November 2021).

The authors of the forecast allow the possibility of a “positive surprise” if the attachment rate (i.e. – as we read in the previous DM BOŚ report, quoted by the PAP Biznes website) – “Percentage of Console Owners Who Will Buy the Game”) will be closer to the results of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 than analysts assume. The ongoing epidemic can also do its job and the potential buyers will remain forced to stay in their homes.

Speaking of GTA V, according to DM BOŚ, the Polish game has a chance to surpass Rockstar in one respect. Analysts increased the projected budget Cyberpunk 2077 up to PLN 1.2 billion, i.e. approximately USD 314 million. Thus, the work of CD Projekt RED studio would become one of the most expensive games in history, exceeding the estimated $ 265 million. intended for the production of the fifth Grand Theft Auto. If these forecasts are correct, the Polish developer will spend almost four times more on Cyberpunk 2077 than on The Witcher 3 (about PLN 310 million without add-ons).

Cyberpunk 2077 may have a bigger budget than GTA 5

Of course, what major cynics may say that such a huge budget is not production, but marketing costs. After all, CD Projekt RED reportedly spent 2.5 million dollars (about 9.5 million zlotys) on the advertising itself in Times Square in New York, and this is not the only element of the game’s promotional campaign. Another thing is that Cyberpunk 2077 is undoubtedly an ambitious production, which we could see while watching the previous broadcasts from the series Night City Wire. The fifth episode will be airing next week and this could be the last visit to Night City before – hopefully – Cyberpunk 2077’s imminent debut. The title will be released on December 10 on personal computers and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5. Let us recall that the releases for the ninth generation platforms will receive a dedicated update, but only in 2021.

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