CD Projekt Red has recently taken to Twitter to comment on some speculation from the fans on their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. We have recently seen a huge backlash with Star Wars Battlefront II and it’s take on microtransactions. There have been rumors that CDPR would also be looking to incorporate the games as a service model. However in a recent Tweet they have clarified and cleared the air by saying that they’ll offer pure gaming content quoting Cyberpunk 2077 will offer “honest gaming” instead of shady microtransactions.
On which Petty Good Gaming Vidoes hosts were speculating on the regard to which the Polish Developer tweeted an amazing and honest response.
“Worry not. When thinking Cyberpunk 2077, think nothing less than The Witcher 3–huge single-player, open world, story-driven RPG,” reads a line from the tweet. “No hidden catch, you get what you pay for–no bullsh**; just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”
.@PrettyBadTweets Worry not. When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than TW3 — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) November 19, 2017
As you can see CDPR has referenced EA and their blatant disregard for its fans during the entire Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco.
This is where they amazingly yet hilariously slammed the whole industry and stomped any future red flags too. Petty Good Gaming was using quotes from CD Projekt Red management in an interview with Polish financial publication Strefa. The aforementioned interview said that CDPR clearly wants to make an Cyberpunk an even bigger brand than The Witcher series. Hence Cyberpunk 2077 will have the addition of multiplayer elements in the game which will allow the game to grow and be sustainable in the long run.
Witcher 3 sold 10 Million Units without any multiplayer content or any other payable content yet it still managed to top the charts and there remains no doubt that CDPR wants to break their own record with Cyberpunk 2077.
Hence I think for the time being I will side with CDPR as they have been outstanding for the last couple of years and its too early to decide if Cyberpunk 2077 will have microtransactions and whether or not they can be termed exploitative.