Cyberpunk 2077 Won’t Have Microtransactions, CDPR Confirms
Cyberpunk 2077 is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games of the coming months. It must be said that CD Projekt RED, especially known for its trilogy of The Witcher, has a well-balanced communication thoroughly mastering the image of its game – which will be present at the Paris Games Week 2019. With what we imagine to be a commercial success, it would be tempting for the studio to give in to the (sad) mode of microtransactions.
This is how John Mamais, head of CD Projekt in Krakow, was interviewed by Gamespot. As we suspected – and this is now confirmed – Cyberpunk 2077 will not offer microtransactions.
EA, Ubisoft, Activision … Many giants of the video game scene have given way to microtransactions. A way to always generate more money on already paid titles.
This policy, widely criticized by the players, has been adopted by video game companies. But CD Projekt, whose policy has always been to respect its community – free DLC, no microtransactions … – wishes to do the same for its next title: Cyberpunk 2077. Information already confirmed by John Mamais, head of the studio.
“I think it’s a bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game. It seems like it’s very profitable, though. It’s probably a hard decision for the guy that runs the business to decide if we should do it or not. But if everyone hates it, why would we do something like that and lose the goodwill of our customers,” Mamais confirmed.
Good news for future players of Cyberpunk 2077 who will not have to pay for items and other benefits, cosmetic or not.
As a reminder, Cyberpunk 2077 will release on April 16, 2020 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In this futuristic open world, the player’s choices will influence the rest of the story with the promise of a unique adventure.