WHERE IT ALL STARTED
The journey began in 2007 with the Launch of The Witcher.
A company with very little resources and funds created an amazing GDR ( Role Playing game) although not the best, but still it was just a showcase what the developers of the CDPR can do with very little resources and just imagine what will happen if they are provided with enough resources?!
Now in 2011, they released the successor to their first game i.e. The Witcher II, and the next year (2012), They announced Cyberpunk 2077.
And their next project was just waiting to blast the gaming community with a fantastic RPG! Launched in 2015:
Start Of The Fame! The Start Of The Recognition!
The Witcher 2 Paved the way for CDPR to show the world their real worth.
The Witcher III Launched in the Mid- 2015.
Within the first week of the launch of The Witcher III over 6,014,576 copies were sold globally.
From gamers to critics everyone was praising the storyline and the mechanics of this game.
Now The Question: WHY EVERYONE LOVES CDPR?
The answer is going to be pretty long, so buckle up and lets divide it into 2 different perspectives:
(And these thoughts are what I think. My personal opinions)
From Consumer's Point Of View
1.1 DRM FREE GAMES
Well, CDPR do not really care about how many people play their game unethically but what they care is HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PLAYING THEIR GAMES.
This makes one buy their games. Also adding DRM protection can decrease the performance of games to a certain extent
FUN FACT: Some of Ubisoft’s games perform better when played its cracked varient due to its choppy DRM
CDPR is loyal to the ones who preorder their games.
They generally provide DLCs for free when they are launched if you preorder the game. Hence, showing affection and loyalty to the customers who trusted them beforehand when the game was not even launched.
FUN FACT: When The Witcher III was awarded the GOTY title, both of the full expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine DLC’s were given to the customers who ordered the game before the award announcement.
1.3 QUALITY CONTENT
The story line of the games launched by CDPR has a weird SOUL.
One can really connect to the mechanics and the character of the game. One can understand what the charcater thought which taking a particular decision.
And in Cyberpunk 2077 you get the option to choose the perfect dialogue of your likings adding a personal touch.
1.4 AGING OF THE GAMES
You have to agree that they age their games pretty darn well.
They will try to optimize the game since the game is launched.
The size of their games is just extra ordinary(Rainbox Six Seige should learn a thing or two from the).
Their On Launch games are not always perfect but they make it over time.
From A Brand's Perspective
2.1 Micro Transactions
While most of the games today make most of their money with Micro-Transactions but CDPR do not pry on customer’s with Micro Transactions
(Well one of the reason being they launched all Single player games which does not have the needs for micro transactions)
Although Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Edition is rumored to have Micro Transactions.
2.2 COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
They are based in Poland where they started.
They were developing a Video Game in a country where most of the people had no idea about the Gaming Industry at that time at least.
And succeeding in doing so without the proper Guidance (per Say) and with a pretty small team when they created their very first Game ,The Witcher
NEWS: CD Projekt executives took responsibility for Cyberpunk's buggy launch in an email to staff today, saying this year's performance bonuses will no longer be tied to review scores, given the circumstances. Before, the threshold was 90+ on Metacritic https://t.co/poW86s3xaf— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) December 12, 2020
Although Cyberpunk 2077 has many glitches but I believe in CD Projekt Red and as you are reading this they are currently optimizing their game to be bug and glitch Free!
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