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Polish Distributor CDP Files For Bankruptcy

April 22, 2020

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Polish distributor CDP, one of the oldest forces in that country's gaming industry, has filed for bankruptcy. The company denied news of imminent bankruptcy back in January, but it looks like that statement was a touch premature.

It's worth noting here that CDP - which stands for CD Projekt - is not the same entity as CD Projekt Red, nor does it control the fates of GOG or the overarching CD Projekt group. CDP is a Polish distributor that pretty much only handles distribution of games in its native country and nearby regions. That means that the company's bankruptcy will not in any way affect The WitcherCyberpunk 2077, or GOG. It also won't affect other sites that were offshoots of the venerable company, such as Polish game store CDP.pl. 

 

 TechRaptor reached out to GOG for comment and it had this to say:

CDP distribution company was not associated in any way with GOG, CDPR, nor CD PROJEKT Group. It was part of the group back in a day but has been sold out to private investors and since then operated as a separate company with its own structure and people. While it is sad to hear about their bankruptcy, it does not affect GOG, CDPR, nor the CD PROJEKT Group in any way.

Indie publisher Klabater was created by CDP (not CD Projekt Red, if you're still following) back in 2016. we reached out to Łukasz Mach, Klabater's PR and marketing exec, about the situation. Mach says that CDP was "a more traditional box editions distributor in Poland" and that it was one of the last companies of its kind still operating. According to Mach, Klabater weren't involved in the bankruptcy decision in any way and that Klabater hadn't been part of the CDP group for nearly the last two years or so (which also lines up with when they expanded in 2018). It looks like the sad fate that's befallen one of Poland's oldest gaming companies won't be affecting any of its offshoot companies or affiliates at all.

 
 

Originally, CDP was set to distribute Cyberpunk 2077 in Poland, but it appears they were impacted negatively by CD Projekt Red's decision to delay the game until September. Reports of layoffs at the Polish distributor came out, and for the first time, CD Projekt Red moved its regional distribution to another company in the area - Cenega - who now is in charge of overseeing regional distribution of Cyberpunk 2077 in Poland. with Cenega stepping in to oversee the regional distribution of Cyberpunk 2077. TechRaptor has reached out to CDP for comment, but we're still waiting for a response. We'll bring you more on this as we get it. 

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