If you’re a fan of the Witcher series but have been wanting more adventures in that universe since Witcher 3 released, CD Projekt RED has good news for you. The latest earnings report from the company has said that a CD Projekt RED dual franchises model will be used going forward.
This means that both the Witcher games and Cyberpunk can expect to have multiple new games coming in the future. The main factor behind this decision, along with the huge amount of anticipation for Cyberpunk 2077, was the Witcher games.
Despite it coming out back in 2014, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt continues to show off strong sales, meaning that despite the series being over the Witcher games are still gaining a large number of fans. Nothing has been done in the series since the release of the Gwent card game and Thronebrekaer: A Witcher Tale.
The CD Projekt RED dual franchises model means, with these facts in mind, that the studio can likely make even more money by continuing to put out Witcher games alongside the other Cyberpunk games that are rumored to be coming.
Along with those two games, Witcher 3 is also going to be getting ported to the Nintendo Switch, which will undoubtedly get the series even more fans. There are so many Witcher fans, in fact, that Wild Hunt sold more in the first half of 2019 than it did in the first half of 2018.
All of the new Witcher 3 sales have helped the company’s revenue to grow by 28% in the first period of this year, meaning that despite rising development costs for Cyberpunk 2077, the studio is still turning a profit.
The CD Projekt RED dual franchises model, in addition to bringing in more profit for the studio, also gives it a chance to optimize manufacturing and financial activities, mitigate risk factors, and also allow its employees to seek professional fulfillment.
Keep on the lookout for Cyberpunk 2077 on April 16, 2020 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, and the Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on October 15.