Can CD Projekt Recover from the Cyberpunk 2077 Disaster?

Can CD Projekt Recover from the Cyberpunk 2077 Disaster?

CD Projekt, based in Poland, is the developer and publisher of Cyberpunk 2077.  The company has been around for many years, but DFC Intelligence first became interested in them when they launched Good Old Games/GOG.com back in 2008. Good Old Games was designed as a digital distribution service for PC games along the lines of Steam.  The twist was they focused on older IP.  DFC did an analysis of the GOG and CD Projekt back .....
The Landscape of the $150 Billion Video Game Industry

The Landscape of the $150 Billion Video Game Industry

The week before E3, DFC Intelligence previewed its new video game market segmentation on Venture Beat. The article, written by DFC analyst David Cole was entitled the $150 billion video game landscape: 7 segments to watch. The goal of this landscape is to provide observers of the $150 billion video game industry with a greater look at the complexity of the video game industry. This.....

Evolve Moving to Free-to-Play Games

JULY 9, 2016 • Turtle Rock Studios is turning the computer version of its asymmetrical first-person shooter (FPS) game Evolve into a free-to-play (F2P) online experience. Starting immediately, the computer edition now known as Stage 2 is entering a free beta stage via Steam that will continue as long as the studio needs to eliminate bugs, improve maps and enhance stability. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions published by 2K Games, Inc. are not included in t.....

Video Game Industry Market Leaders

The game industry is obsessed with lists of what is the biggest and the best. In most cases the focus is on the games themselves and the companies that develop and publish those games. Of course, this is because these are the rock stars of the industry who are most familiar to the general consumer. However, a new report from DFC, .....

Rocket League Asks Can Free Work For Pay-to-Play?

DEC. 21, 2015 • Taking a page from the online promotion of ebooks, some independent game developers are testing whether giving away the full game free for a limited time can significantly boost the overall market share and sales of their titles. In the case of Rocket League by Psyonix Inc., the answer is affirmative. Valve Inc. has already shown that deep discounting games during its weekend sales can positively increase aware.....

Paradox Interactive Focuses on Grand Strategy Games

APRIL 14, 2015 • Many major game publishers have withdrawn from genres that used to be staples for the PC platform – the kinds of deep strategy and RPG titles that once defined computer games. It was not a factor of these titles not selling but how much money was available to be made in publishing them compared to a Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto installment.  Paradox Interactive is one company that has doubled down on complex strategy games. .....

Behind Ninja Metrics’ Veil

JUNE 1, 2014 • Ninja Metrics Interview: How and why people spend money in games has taken on much greater importance as the free-to-play model has taken root worldwide. What is relatively novel is which players influence purchases by other players. The concept is not new, consumer electronics companies have been cultivating early adopters for decades – people who then go onto influence other consumers to purchase. Yet translating that concept to in-game purcha.....