Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales sales
Sales figures for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales have been disappointing, at least to developer CD Projekt RED. It turns out that the GOG exclusivity didn't really work out all that well for them. That certainly seems to explain why we saw the game quickly appearing on Steam just a couple of weeks after its initial GOG release.

This news came during CD Projekt RED's financial call yesterday. CEO Adam Kicinski provided the following.
"The game appealed to the community, which drove up our expectations regarding sales. Unfortunately, as yet, these expectations have not been fulfilled. Still, we remain optimistic ... We expect to continue to sell Thronebreaker for many years to come, even though the initial period may not have lived up to our initial expectations.

"The game appeared on GOG first for fairly straightforward reasons. GOG is our priority platform and we wanted to release the game there first to gamers who support us there. However, the reach of GOG is incomparably smaller than that of Steam. We know that there's a large Witcher fan community on Steam and that's why we also released the game there."

It sounds like a Steam release was always planned, or at the very least considered in case of emergency.
"We consider various options at successive stages and we do not rigidly stick to a single long-term plan," he said. "While I do not want to go into details, we are aware of our options and a Steam release had always been considered.

"You should not draw unwarranted conclusions concerning the future. Thronebreaker is a very unusual project from our perspective and it should not be viewed as a mould for our other releases."

Kicinski continues on to say that Thronebreaker has not been a financial failure, only that their "expectations are very high." Future installments of Thronebreaker are still up in the air at this point in time.