Despite Problematic Launch, Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Receive Financial Bonuses

CD Projekt / Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt executives have received over $6 million each for the development and release of Cyberpunk.

Despite the obvious problems with the launch of the video game Cyberpunk 2077, due to which the developers had to reimburse the players and urgently adjust the game, the executives of CD Projekt received millions of dollars in profit in the form of bonuses. One of the directors stated that these bonuses are directly related to the proceeds from the sale of the game.

Thus, Marcin Iwiński and his deputy, Adam Kiciński, will receive $6 million each, and Adam Badowski - more than $4 million. All in all, about $30 million in game development bonuses have been allocated to all employees - however, the majority will be received by the executives.

Recall that the amount is related to the company's revenue for the past year, which was much higher than previous years due to the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

Adam Kiciński stressed that these bonuses directly depend on the company's revenue from the sale of games. "Higher profits, higher bonuses," he said.

In addition, the studio is taking all possible steps to ensure that employees are not fired - including salary increases. Kichinski noted that reducing the number of layoffs is one of the main personnel tasks for the current year.

Recall that despite the problems, Cyberpunk 2077 was a huge financial success at launch, selling over 13.7 million copies of the game in its first month of sales. However, the release was immediately met with criticism due to problems launching Cyberpunk on consoles, with Sony and Microsoft offering players compensation. Sony, in turn, removed the game from its online store - it cannot be bought there until now, only in offline stores.

At the moment, Cyberpunk 2077 continues to evolve, including various updates and bug fixes. The first major expansion for the game is also due out soon.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 03 May, 2021


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