CD PROJEKT looks back at 2021

Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher, Epic, Unreal Engine - (CDR) CD PROJEKT Looks Back At 2021

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 15.04.2022 13:47
In 2021 CD PROJEKT focused on improving Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay and on preparing the game’s next-gen console edition. The year was also marked by internal changes, as announced in the Group’s strategy update. With regard to its strategic vectors, CD PROJEKT announced a transformation of its studio, which involved, among others, changing the way development projects are managed. - We want to keep growing and operate more effectively – thus, we’ve set out to improve our development and communications processes, while also placing greater emphasis on our team. As part of the RED 2.0 transformation initiative, we’re gradually introducing our developers to the Agile work model. While much remains to be done, we can already see positive effects brought about by these changes – says Adam KiciÅ„ski, CEO of the CD PROJEKT Group. In the past year CD PROJEKT RED focused on improving Cyberpunk 2077, releasing a total of 8 updates for the game. - We believe in the long-term potential of our newest release; thus, one of our priorities for 2021 was to improve Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay. We are now satisfied with the game and encouraged by the gamers’ reception of its next-gen console edition, which launched this February. Altogether, we’ve now sold over 18 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 – remarks Piotr Nielubowicz, Vice President and CFO of CD PROJEKT. In 2021 the CD PROJEKT Group obtained 888 million PLN in revenues, driven mainly by sales of Cyberpunk 2077. The Group’s consolidated net profit for the period was 209 million PLN. - Despite having paid out our highest-ever dividend, at over 500 million PLN, and continuing development work on games – both existing and upcoming – by the end of 2021 the balance of our financial reserves, that is cash, bank deposits and treasury bonds, had increased by nearly 280 million PLN. Over the past years we’ve established a solid financial backbone which secures our independence and enables further growth of our Group – adds Piotr Nielubowicz. In the past year CD PROJEKT intensified its M&A activities, as declared in its strategy update. The Group acquired two North American entities: Digital Scapes (later rebranded as CD PROJEKT RED Vancouver) and The Molasses Flood. The Canadian team was integrated with the organizational structure of CD PROJEKT RED and supports the studio’s development projects, while The Molasses Flood is working on a separate game based on one of CD PROJEKT’s franchises. – We welcome the Vancouver and Boston studios – both are experienced and ambitious teams, possessing extensive know-how. We plan to expand them both in the coming years. Each of these transactions enhances the core competences of our Group – summarizes Adam KiciÅ„ski. In March of the current year CD PROJEKT RED announced that it had entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Epic Games, as a result of which future releases will be based on Unreal Engine 5. The Studio also revealed that the next installment in The Witcher franchise was under development. Thus far, over 65 million copies of The Witcher games have been purchased by gamers, including over 40 million copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The full consolidated financial statement of the CD PROJEKT Group, along with the Group’s Sustainable Development Report for 2021, can be found at https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/investors/result-center/ . Source: CD Projekt
What Is Gaminate? Energizing Nourisher For The Brain

What Is Gaminate? Energizing Nourisher For The Brain

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 08.04.2022 13:58
Fundamental question: What is GAMINATE and what it is not? People hearing in different situations of GAMINATE for the first time might be divided into three main groups: those who want to test it right away, because they understand what it is and why they should use it – this group is of course “the easiest” for us, because all they need is to verify its effectiveness on themselves, and this is already not difficult at all  And two more difficult ones: those who ask for the short, “one sentence” explanation of what the product is and what it gives and those who immediately say: “… chemical, designer drug, not for me …” And to be honest, out of the last two, paradoxically, with the former group I had a much bigger problem   It is relatively easy to tell someone “doubting” about the whole idea of ​​a product, how does it work, ingredients, that it is generally completely different than what (s)he thinks, having “at your disposal” a few minutes or a dozen or so sentences. But it has always been extremely difficult for me to include the whole in one short sentence. Finally, I succeeded, and if I were to summarize the whole idea standing behind GAMINATE literally in 4 words, I would say that it is: ENERGIZING NOURISHER FOR THE BRAIN, which de facto describes the key functions of the product, and having another 3, I would add IMPROVING COGNITIVE SKILLS. NOURISHER, because the basic function of the product and the way it works is to nourish our brain.  It is not a kind of steroid or the designer drug (and this is often the first association), which will short-term increase the brain’s efficiency while excessively exploiting and even destroying it (something a’ la overclocking the processor) The vast majority of the ingredients of which GAMINATE is composed are the so-called precursors of the key for the proper functioning of our nervous system neurotransmitters such as serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, GABA, adrenaline …   What are neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters, on the other hand, are substances thanks to which any communication between neurons in our brain can occur, so any deficiencies or disturbances in their proper level immediately negatively affect the functioning of our nervous system, and thus very often the entire body. What from my point of view was crucial by the development of GAMINATE’s recipe, is that an inappropriate (understated or unbalanced) level of neurotransmitters doesn’t allow our brain to work with a capacity for which it was naturally created. Thus, due to deficiencies or disturbances in the functioning of neurotransmitters, we are not able to use our natural potential. We are not able to learn new things as efficiently and quickly, memorize, associate, or even react quickly to external stimuli as the nature predestined us to  Neurotransmitters and Gaminate As I mentioned, the ingredients present in GAMINATE are mainly precursors of these neurotransmitters, i.e., substances from which our body synthesizes itself the necessary neurotransmitters in appropriate amounts. Therefore, among others, there is no risk of any “overdose” of active substances. And where do the common deficiencies come from and why do we “need” to provide these precursors in the form of a supplement such as GAMINATE? Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle and a poorly varied diet, very poor in valuable nutrients, are responsible for that. We are able to provide all the ingredients necessary for our body for the optimal (at the best possible level J) functioning with the proper diet. However, the universal truth is that the vast majority of us do not provide it… And here is where products that will provide the body with the right, natural for it building materials, without affecting it excessive exploitation, can be helpful.  This is why I would call GAMINATE a kind of NOURISHER FOR THE BRAIN, which is to provide it with the ingredients necessary for its optimal operation J. Why ENERGIZING? The nutritional function, which from my point of view is the most important function of GAMINATE, reveals its beneficial effects only after some time – preferably several days or several weeks of use, although the impact on the ad hoc level of some neurotransmitters is relatively quick – noticeable shortly after consumption. And interestingly, relatively often (because the aforementioned deficiencies are practically common in the population), a clear effect of improving cognitive abilities is felt by many users almost immediately after consumption. Sometimes – which is conditioned by individual features – the effects that our users write about are simply spectacular J. But there is really no “magic” here, this is simply how “ordinary” supplement of some permanent lack can work.  While developing the GAMINATE recipe, from the very beginning, our goal was to create a product that would really, noticeably for users, increase their cognitive abilities and if we did not succeed, the product would not finally appear on the market (unlike many, many others … ;-)), because, in our opinion, it would not have a chance to survive in the long run. Therefore, our recipe includes as many as 12 main active ingredients (some in 2 forms) enriched with a vitamin complex and coconut water for better hydration. And all this in doses that ensure the real effect of these ingredients, and not “homeopathic” that only give the opportunity to construct a long and nice-looking list on the product label J (which is unfortunately an extremely common phenomenon in the supplement industry …). For users to be able to feel the positive effects of GAMINATE, they should be able to feel it almost immediately, because this is also the general expectation of users of majority of different types of products – we want the effects almost immediately, here and now, and we have set ourselves the goal of meeting these expectations. Therefore, we have planned to obtain a double or dual in term of time action of GAMINATE: long-term – related to the function of a nourisher for the brain “immediate”– practically immediately after consuming, associated with the feeling of a surge of positive energy and mental refreshment. And this second one, and in fact the first, in retrospect, I would just call ENERGIZING.   And I will also touch on a frequently raised issue here – yes, that caffeine in a relatively large part is responsible for the energizing effect, but it is not a dose that, even if consumed daily, would harm anyone (one serving of GAMINATE provides 200mg of it, which is half the daily dose considered to be completely safe) – it corresponds more or less to the dose present in 1-2 coffees, and we can drink a few of these a day. However, what is crucial from the point of view of the GAMINATE recipe and the effects of caffeine, is that due to the fact that it is combined with a matrix of other ingredients acting synergistically with it (e.g., l-theanine), its action is significantly modulated and extended over time. It is accompanied by the aforementioned ad hoc increase in the level of neurotransmitters, thanks to which the energizing effect has a fundamentally different nature than that commonly known for example from standard energy drinks. And to describe how different this effect is, I will use a quote from the opinions of our users, which phenomenally (I admit that I would not convey it that well J) reflects its essence.  And so many of them writes that after drinking GAMINATE “they feel as if they are well rested after sleeping well” – and there is this fundamental difference between this immediate action of GAMIANATE and standard energy drinks. Energizers give you a sense of short-term excitement being the result of only caffeine and sugar, which helps you stay awake, while GAMINATE GIVES YOU A FEELING LIKE YOU ARE ALREADY SLEEPED AND RESTED J. For me, this is the essence of this “immediate” action of GAMINATE. So, summing up once again all, literally in one sentence – GAMINATE is ENERGIZING NOURISHER FOR THE BRAIN that improves cognitive abilities, and it is absolutely not the designer drug, steroid, “chemistry” shortly twirling brain like a clock in the processor exploiting it excessively. Marcin LeÅ›niak  Gaminate R&D Director
Movie Games invites all gamers to playtest MythBusters: The Game & Fire Commander. Now, and free!

Movie Games invites all gamers to playtest MythBusters: The Game & Fire Commander. Now, and free!

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 08.04.2022 13:48
31 March 2022 – Movie Games would like to invite all gamers for free pre-release playtests of MythBusters: The Game and Fire Commander. The tests start today and will last for approx. 2 weeks. Anyone can join on each game's Steam page. Both games are scheduled to release in Q2 2022. MythBusters: The Game - PlaytestsBe a MythBuster in front of and behind the camera! The game is a first-person sim that adapts the famous Discovery show. Run crazy experiments and manage the production of episodes.  Join playtests on SteamAfter playing, please fill out the short questionnaire that you will find in the latest Steam post. Join the playtests for MythBuster: The Game today!     Fire Commander - PlaytestsSee what it means to face the fire. Command a firefighting unit in an exciting tactical RTS. Save lives and care for your team in 30+ missions. Be a real hero!  Join playtests on SteamAfter playing, please fill out the short questionnaire that you will find in the latest Steam post. Join the playtests for Fire Commander and play today! For more information, or an interview with the creators, please contact michal.puczynski@moviegames.pl    Follow Movie Games Movie Games on Twitter Movie Games on Instagram Movie Games on LinkedIn  About Movie Games Movie Games is a Polish game developer and publisher, listed on NewConnect, the Warsaw Stock Exchange's alternative investment market. The company was founded by game enthusiasts with experience in the financial, gaming, and media sectors. It consists of new talents and industry veterans, including Maciej Miasik, the key developer behind The Witcher, and David Jaffe, the creator of God of War, Piotr Gnyp, a longtime video game jouranlist and the creator of Polygamia.pl, and Tobiasz Piatkowski, one of Poland's most acclaimed art directors and comic book writers.Movie Games' portfolio includes adventure games (the Lust series) and simulators (Drug Dealer Simulator, Gas Station Simulator, MythBusters: The Game, and Alaskan Truck Simulator).  In 2021, Movie Games together with the production and post-production house Platige Image established Image Games, an indie premium developer focused on producing AA role-playing games.
CD PROJEKT looks back at 2021

New Card Drop Now Available in GWENT!

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 05.04.2022 19:14
CD PROJEKT RED today announced that a new card drop for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is now available across all supported platforms, alongside the latest update for the game.   Dubbed Forgotten Treasures, the card drop features 21 new cards — 16 golds and 5 bronzes of various types, including artifacts, special cards, and units. All new cards utilize and expand existing game mechanics currently in use in GWENT, with card imagery inspired by the Golden Nekker Project — the currently in-development, upcoming single player spin-off based around the core gameplay and mechanics of The Witcher Card Game. The card drop is available for free as part of the game's latest update, which also features regular gameplay balance changes.   Learn more about the Forgotten Treasures card drop and Update 10.4     Also starting today, the GWENT in-game store is hosting a special, limited-time offer. The Forgotten Treasures Pack contains all of the new cards from the Forgotten Treasures card drop in their premium animated versions, as well as the all-new Abandoned Laboratory game board. The pack will be available until May 10th, 10:00 AM CEST.   GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, along with update 10.4 and the Forgotten Treasures card drop, is available for free on PC via GOG.COM and Steam, Apple M1 Macs running macOS, as well as on Android and iOS. For more information on GWENT, visit playgwent.com. Source: CD Projekt
Drug Dealer Manager announced! New tycoon from Movie Games will make you the cartel king

Drug Dealer Manager announced! New tycoon from Movie Games will make you the cartel king

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 01.04.2022 12:13
31 March 2022 - Drug Dealer Manager, a 3D crime tycoon from Movie Games, was just announced on Steam with a gameplay trailer. The game, developed by Movie Games' internal studio Exiles Studio, will let you take over an American metropolis and become the cartel king. Drug Dealer Manager is planned to be released in 2022.Claw your way to the top in the ruthless world of gangs. Hire carriers, dealers, triggermen, and spies. Establish routes for your couriers. Buy or take over buildings and set up your bases of operations. Drug Dealer Manager will let you in on the business side of crime.        The game's unique mechanics use information as one of the available weapons. Collect dirt on the people who threaten your operation. Use your knowledge as leverage in negotiations. Pay off the cops so they look the other way and shape your public image as a paragon of the local community.  Grow your reputation and become a brand among the city's nightlifers. But remember: the more powerful you become, the more people will want to take you down.     Drug Dealer Manager is the second crime game from Movie Games, following the 2020 hit Drug Dealer Simulator. This expanding Drug Dealer universe lets you taste the life of crime from unique and fascinating angles. Drug Dealer Manager is set for a 2022 release. Check Drug Dealer Manager's Steam Page Features Comprehensive tycoon gameplay with unique criminal mechanics Huge and detailed custom-designed 3D map of the city More than 2000 interactive buildings realized in a unique art style Information as a resource: collect rumours and dig in the past to get rid of your competitors Complex police mechanics: be a subject of investigations and give favors to build relations
New Witcher Saga Announced.  CD PROJEKT RED Begins Development on Unreal Engine 5 as Part of a Strategic Partnership with Epic Games

New Witcher Saga Announced. CD PROJEKT RED Begins Development on Unreal Engine 5 as Part of a Strategic Partnership with Epic Games

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 22.03.2022 10:02
CD PROJEKT RED today revealed that the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development with Unreal Engine 5, kicking off a new saga for the franchise and a new technology partnership with Epic Games.   Today's announcement marks the first official confirmation of a new game in The Witcher series since the release of CD PROJEKT RED's previous single-player, AAA RPG in the franchise — The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — which won a total of 250 Game of the Year awards and was later expanded upon with the Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine add-ons.    The teaser image for the new game features a medallion, accompanied by the phrase A New Saga Begins. Beyond this initial confirmation of a new saga in The Witcher franchise, no further details — such as a development time frame or release date — were provided.      CD PROJEKT RED also announced that they will be moving to Unreal Engine 5 as part of the multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. Since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, released in 2011, CD PROJEKT RED has used their proprietary REDengine technology to build their games. This new relationship with Epic covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant. Developers from CD PROJEKT RED will collaborate with those from Epicwith the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences, beginning with the development of the next game in The Witcher franchise.   Speaking on the use of Unreal Engine 5 for this, and future games, CTO of CD PROJEKT RED, PaweÅ‚ Zawodny stated: "One of the core aspects of our internal RED 2.0 Transformation is a much stronger focus on technology, and our cooperation with Epic Games is based on this principle. From the outset, we did not consider a typical licensing arrangement; both we and Epic see this as a long-term, fulfilling tech partnership. It is vital for CD PROJEKT RED to have the technical direction of our next game decided from the earliest possible phase as; in the past, we spent a lot of resources and energy to evolve and adapt REDengine with every subsequent game release. This cooperation is so exciting, because it will elevate development predictability and efficiency, while simultaneously granting us access to cutting-edge game development tools. I can't wait for the great games we're going to create using Unreal Engine 5!"    Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic Games, remarked about the partnership:   "Epic has been building Unreal Engine 5 to enable teams to create dynamic open worlds at an unprecedented scale and level of fidelity. We are deeply honored by the opportunity to partner with CD PROJEKT RED to push the limits of interactive storytelling and gameplay together, and this effort will benefit the developer community for years to come."   Simultaneously with these announcements, CD PROJEKT RED also provided confirmation that REDengine, the technology which powers Cyberpunk 2077, is still being used for the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. Source: CDProjekt
Cyberpunk 2077 Now Updated for Next Generation Consoles. Free Trial Available!

Cyberpunk 2077 Now Updated for Next Generation Consoles. Free Trial Available!

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 16.02.2022 08:01
CD PROJEKT RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 has just received its latest free update, introducing players to the next-gen Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 version of the game, and further improving the original platform releases.   With Patch 1.5 — Next-Generation Update, Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of the additional power of the newest generation of console hardware, allowing for ray tracing features and 4K with dynamic scaling on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, faster loading times, and a variety of other visual and technical improvements. On PlayStation 5, the game will additionally utilize the DualSense controller's adaptive triggers and haptic feedback functionalities.   Watch the Patch 1.5 — Next-Generation Update Launch Trailer   The studio has released two gameplay footage videos from Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Players wishing to try out the game before purchase can do so courtesy of a free, time-limited next-gen trial available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The trial will be available for 30 days, until March 15th, 5 PM CET, and will allow players the option of continuing their adventure after purchase. Similarly, those who started their walkthrough on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be able to transfer their saved game states to the respective next-gen version. Details regarding the transfer process can be found on the update website.   Learn more about Patch 1.5 — Next-Generation Update   The new update also comes equipped with a host of changes and improvements across all versions of Cyberpunk 2077. These range from further performance and stability optimizations, to tweaks to gameplay and economy, the open world of the game, map usage, along with new interactions for relationships and an overhauled Fixer system. Furthermore, new pieces of free additional content have also been introduced, including rentable apartments, new gear, character customization options, and more. Details regarding the new content are available here. View list of changes for Patch 1.5   Following the release of Patch 1.5 — Next-Generation Update, Cyberpunk 2077 is now available Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 as a free upgrade for current owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, as well as a standalone digital purchase. The game, along with Patch 1.5, is also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and PC. For more information regarding the game, please visit cyberpunk.net.   Source: CDProjekt
Cyberpunk 2077 Now Updated for Next Generation Consoles. Free Trial Available!

Dandelion's Journey Is Now Live In GWENT! Love Event Starting Soon!

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 08.02.2022 14:44
CD PROJEKT RED today announced that the 8th season of Journey is now underway in GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, with the annual Love Event coming soon for players to take part in and earn Valentine's Day-inspired rewards.   The latest season of Journey features over 100 levels and more than 80 rewards to unlock by battling in GWENT's game modes of Standard, Seasonal, and Draft play. Throughout Journey's duration, players will also have the opportunity to complete weekly quests as a means of boosting their progression. Furthermore, each week a new chapter of an original story will be published, starring two fan-favorite Witcher world characters: bard Dandelion and spy Sigismund Dijkstra, who enter into an anything-but-easy alliance.   Watch the Journey Season 8 Trailer     Journey is free to play for all via its base tier, featuring avatars, borders, a player title, and rewards points obtained as players reach the various progression milestones. A Premium paid tier is also available, offering even more rewards on top of the ones featuring in the base tier, such as: kegs, cardbacks, coins, music tracks, as well as a Dandelion legendary neutral leader skin along with dedicated outfits and trinkets. Journey Season 8 begins today and will run for three months. Learn More About the Latest Season of Journey   The studio also announced today that the annual Love Event will soon begin in GWENT. Free to participate in for all players, this seasonal experience will see players align themselves with one of four sides, each represented by a Witcher-world character — then complete various tasks for reward points and unique vanities An additional reward, a special Queen Calanthe leader skin for the Northern Realms faction, will await players who complete tasks for all sides. The Love Event will run from February 11th, 2022 until February 22nd, 2022.   GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is available for free on PC via GOG.COM and Steam, Apple M1 Macs running macOS, as well as on Android and iOS. For more information on GWENT, visit playgwent.com. Source: CDProjekt

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