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CD Projekt Red spent over $60m to develop Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077's base game cost $130 million to develop

CD Projekt Red spent over $60 million on the development of Phantom Liberty, the recently released expansion for Cyberpunk 2077.

The figure emerged from the developer's Investor Day on October 5, where the Polish studio also revealed there is a remaining 178 million PLN ($40 million) of unamortised expenditures on Cyberpunk 2077's base game, incurred prior to its launch.

Development of the base game cost $130 million.

Released on September 25, Phantom Liberty sold more than 3 million copies in less than two weeks.

Meanwhile, sales of Cyberpunk 2077 have exceeded 25 million units since its launch in December 2020.

CD Projekt also announced that the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 (codenamed Project Orion) is currently in the conceptualisation stage, and will be developed at its CD Projekt Red North American studio with support from developers at its Polish studio.

The developer revealed the beginning of its collaboration with independent entertainment company Anonymous Content (Mr Robot, The OA) to create a live-action project following the success of Studio Trigger's Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime series.

Cyberpunk 2077 originally launched in 2020 with severe technical issues, most notably on previous generation consoles. The state of the game and the subsequent backlash even prompted Sony to pull the game from the PlayStation Store, as well as facing multiple lawsuits.

This report originally misinterpreted part of CD Projekt’s financial report. The headline and initial information has been corrected.

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Sophie McEvoy: Sophie McEvoy is a Staff Writer at She is based in Hampshire and has been a gaming & entertainment journalist since 2018.
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