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Major game publishers such as 2K Games, Activision, and EA have already expressed their enthusiasm for selling PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games at $69.99 – a $10 premium over the industry’s standard MSRP. CD PROJEKT RED doesn’t seem to be on board with that. During a recent Q&A session, VP of Business Development Michal Nowakowski confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077’s next-gen versions would remain priced at $59.99, which is great news for those of you who already pre-ordered and don’t want any last-second surprises.

Question: Can we expect that the price of CP2077 for next-gen consoles, developed in-house, which should be released next year, will be 70 USD/EUR ?

Nowakowski: In terms of EUR, 69.99 has actually been the full SRP (Suggested Retail Price) for the current generation already, for Xbox One, so yes, you should expect that the price is going to be priced around that marker in the Eurozone.

When it comes to USD, we launched our preorders at 60 USD and of course we’re going to keep that price for the consumers. We’re not going to change it at the last minute to 70 USD. So just to confirm – these prices are out in the market anyway; you can check them on various sites: 59.99 USD and 69.99 EUR is what we’re going for.

CD PROJEKT RED confirmed its stance in a subsequent question.

Question: Do you plan to price games on next-gen consoles at a premium, like it was recently announced by EA?

Nowakowski: I’m assuming you’re referring to the increased SRP in the US. As I mentioned when answering the previous question, we already announced–a while ago–preorders for our game in the US going at 59.99 and we’re not planning to change that price at the last minute.

It’s been out in the market and known to consumers for some time. In Europe, the game has been marketed by quite a few retailers for quite a while as well, so, in other words, we’re not planning to change where we are at the last minute for the consumers.

Does this mean that future CD PROJEKT RED titles will stay at the $59.99 point, too? Being that the company has built its reputation on consumer-friendly practices, that seems like a real possibility.

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  1. Guess I will have to wait for a sale then beeing in Europe, got plenty of backlog anyways, don’t need this kind of crap.
  2. What kind of crap. Am I missing g the crap here? The price isn’t changing from what was announced. Meh. Good luck avoiding spoilers.
  3. Clever they’re clearly planning on raising the price to 69.99 just not for 2077 as you can tell if you re-read his interview. He completely Dodge the question and just be answered the first question
  4. You’re looking at the USD prices on those two links. I’m not seeing a European cost on those sites.

    Both list prices depending on your location. And both list it for €59.99, which at the current exchange rate is actually $69.99
    Steam has been playing the 1 EUR = 1 USD game since it started, but the value difference between the two currencies was never this large before. As far as I can remember.

  5. Both list prices depending on your location. And both list it for €59.99, which at the current exchange rate is actually $69.99
    Steam has been playing the 1 EUR = 1 USD game since it started, but the value difference between the two currencies was never this large before. As far as I can remember.

    Also have to remember that the European price includes VAT while US prices don’t include tax. That difference usually makes up for the 1 EUR = 1 USD conversion.

  6. Also have to remember that the European price includes VAT while US prices don’t include tax. That difference usually makes up for the 1 EUR = 1 USD conversion.

    Yeah, except no foreign online retailer ever pays VAT on sales, At least that is my understanding. The local governments don’t see steam transactions as steam does not pay taxes in these countries, nobody is the wiser. I doubt my local government sees a penny out of steam sales, but even steam doesn’t use VAT as an excuse for the 1:1 conversion. It’s just a convenient way for them to extract more money. If they actually paid VAT they’d just list games as $59.99+VAT.

    1. Except CD PROJEKT RED isn’t foreign, at least not to the EU. It’s based in Poland. Remember the Witcher lawsuit? The author of The Witcher is Polish. So, VAT applies across the EU.
  7. Except CD PROJEKT RED isn’t foreign, at least not to the EU. It’s based in Poland. Remember the Witcher lawsuit? The author of The Witcher is Polish. So, VAT applies across the EU.

    Polish currency is the zloty and their VAT is 23%.

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