The release of Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red (and its parent company CD Projekt) has been the kind of slow moving car accident that many cannot look away from.
So when the company announced that despite all the controversy only 30,000 gamers had asked for refunds through it's "Help Me Refund" Program, curious minds might wonder if that's the whole story.
But while many outlets reported things like "CD Projekt Refunded Only 30,000 Copies Of Cyberpunk 2077" (Kotaku), the financial statements actually delivered gave a much different picture.
Technically correct may be the best kind of correct, but it's not the most informative...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"CD Projekt, CDPR, and Cyberpunk 2077: We Have a Reputation to Burn"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"CD Projekt refunded around 30,000 Cyberpunk 2077 copies"
GIBiz - April 22, 2021
"CD Projekt Refunded Only 30,000 Copies Of Cyberpunk 2077"
Kotaku - April 22, 2021
"CD Projekt refunded 30K copies of Cyberpunk 2077 out of 13M"
Polygon - April 22, 2021
"CDPR Issued Some 30,000 Refunds for Cyberpunk 2077"
IGN - April 22, 2021
"... we know how much CDProjekt spent on the refunds..."
Tweet - April 22, 2021 - Mike Futter
Tweet - December 14, 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077
"Doesn't really tell the whole story..."
Tweet - April 22, 2021 - Hoeg Law
2020 Consolidated Financial Statements (CD Projekt)
"Cyberpunk 2077 refunds barely dented CD Projekt Red’s bottom line"
Ars Technica - April 22, 2021
"CD Projekt made over £215m profit in 2020 - despite Cyberpunk 2077 refunds costing tens of millions"
Eurogamer - Updated April 23, 2021
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