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CD Projekt Red wants to continue expanding. In an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt Red, explained that recent efforts to grow fit into a long-term strategy for the studio.
“As part of the strategy update, we announced increased activity in the M&A area (Mergers and Acquisitions), which we confirmed in recent months with two transactions, “said Kiciński. “Both fit perfectly into our development plans: the Vancouver team joined CD Projekt Red, while The Molasses Flood studio is working on a [unannounced] game that is part of one of our franchises. “
To the question “there will be more acquisitions”, Kiciński replied “We do not rule out more transactions of this type in the future. The objective of our acquisitions is to strengthen development teams and obtain additional support in the implementation of our strategy ”.
Kiciński went on to state what they are looking for in future acquisitions. “We are more interested in experience and skills, and we place great importance on whether a given team will fit into our group culture.”
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Cyberpunk 2077 next update carried over to Q1 2022
Late last year, CD Projekt Red launched its first non-Witcher property with disappointing results. Plagued with bugs and glitches, Cyberpunk 2077 and CDPR took a beating from the press and their fan base. Now, more than a year later, Kiciński comments “the premiere taught us a lot. It gave us a kick and motivated us to make changes that will make us perform better in the future ”.
“This year, we will no longer release any game updates,” Kiciński said. “We are working intensively on the version for the next generation of consoles, which will be released in the first quarter of 2022 with a major update: patch 1.5.”
“The decision to postpone the next-gen version of ‘Cyberpunk’ was difficult,” continues Kiciński. “But we are convinced that it was good, especially since it was clearly the result of the recommendation of our development team. The quality was as high as possible. “
The owners of Playstation 5 and Series X | S will have to wait a few more months to receive an update. The patch for the latest generation of consoles will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022.
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