CD Projekt RED reorganizes the store to the originals –

GogThe online store you created red cd projectLooks like it hasn’t been doing well financially for quite some time now, which prompted the company to develop reorganization From the gate, it also returned to the spirit of the origins and thus offered a “carefully selected selection of games” for sale, rather than a general digital store in all respects.

“As for GOG, its performance is there difficulty “We have recently taken steps to improve the financial situation,” CD Projekt RED Chief Financial Officer Piotr Nielubowicz told investors.

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

“First of all, we decided that GOG should return to its core business by offering one Careful selection of games To be distributed with anti-DRM philosophy. In line with this, there will be changes to the team structure.”

So GOG should see an overall downsizing of its catalog, returning to a larger group while still maintaining its digital gaming philosophy. DRM-free. A portion of the developers currently working on online solutions related to GOG will be transferred to other projects, while also leaving the portal for the Gwent Consortium, an internal project of CD Projekt RED linked to various initiatives between the different divisions of the company.

GOG showed a slight increase in revenue in the last quarter but also one net loss $1.14 million, for a total loss of $2.21 million in the past three quarters, compared to $1.37 million in profit recorded in the same period in 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 will also face difficulties due to the increase in Competition In the field. In addition to the giant Steam, in recent years, the Epic Games Store has also presented itself in this sector, thanks to the economic support provided to the company by Unreal Engine and Fortnite but in any case it is not scheduled to record profits at least until 2024, just to see what costs it requires Digital stores of this size. CD Projekt RED faces a more volatile situation, considering that it’s solely based on profits generated by other divisions and the turbulent launch of Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t helped.

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