CD Projekt RED revamps the original store – Nerd4.life

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GOG, the online store created by RED Project CD, has not seemed to be doing very well financially for some time, which has prompted the company to develop a reorganization of the portal, also returning to the spirit of the origins and thus offering “a careful selection of games” for sale, rather than a generic digital store in all respects.

“As for GOG, its performance is in difficulty and we have recently taken steps to improve the financial situation, ”Piotr Nielubowicz, CFO of CD Projekt RED told investors.

GOG Galaxy is the online platform associated with the store that manages accounts and other integrated services

“First of all, we decided that GOG must return to its core business by offering a careful selection of games to be distributed with the anti-DRM philosophy. As a result, there will be changes in the team structure. “

GOG should therefore see a general reduction of its catalog, returning to a larger selection and still maintaining the philosophy of digital games. DRM free. Part of the developers currently working on online solutions related to GOG will be transferred to other projects, the portal also leaving the Gwent Consortium, which is an internal project of CD Projekt RED linked to various initiatives between the different divisions of the business.

GOG recorded a slight increase in turnover in the last quarter, but also a net loss of $ 1.14 million, which represents a total of $ 2.21 million lost in the last three quarters, against $ 1.37 million in profits recorded in the same period for 2020.

We do not yet know exactly how the workers and studies related to the online support of the platform will be reorganized, which according to CD Projekt RED would encounter difficulties also due to the increase in competetion In the field. In addition to the Steam giant, in recent years the Epic Games Store has also entered the sector, thanks to the economic support given to the company by Unreal Engine and Fortnite but in any case intended not to record profits at least until in 2024, just to realize the costs they require. digital stores of this size. CD Projekt RED has an even more volatile situation, given that it relies solely on profits generated by other divisions and the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077 just didn’t help.


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