CDPR won’t be ‘aggressive’ with Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer microtransactions7th September 2020
CD Projekt Red’s president Adam Kiciński has revealed the studio won’t be ‘aggressive’ with in-game purchases for Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer.
Recently, the Polish developer analysed the first half of its fiscal year with investors before holding a Q&A to discuss its future plans.
The focal points were centred on both post-launch content and monetisation for the upcoming role-playing game’s multiplayer mode.
Previously, it was known that CD Projekt Red would release free downloadable content (DLC) for Cyberpunk 2077.
However, Kiciński has now said that fans can expect additional expansions further down the line alongside the one that has been announced.
The studio’s last title – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – had a season pass which users could purchase to receive both the add-ons that were available for it.
While there is no such option currently announced for Cyberpunk, Kiciński did tease:
“As we are close to the release, expect the post-release plans to be revealed fairly soon; a series of free DLCs and expansions will be described – as I said, you can expect it fairly soon and then everything will be made clear.”
Throughout the Q&A, the president was quizzed on the upcoming title’s multiplayer and how the developer will look to monetise it.
Kiciński responded by revealing that given the cyberpunk setting, there will be many ways to sell items while also affirming the studio doesn’t want to be ‘aggressive’ in its approach.
“We’re never aggressive towards our fans! We treat them fairly and we’re friendly. So of course not – we won’t be aggressive – but you can expect great things to be bought,” he said.
“I’m not trying to be cynical or hide something; it’s about creating a feeling of value. Same as with our single-player games: we want gamers to be happy while spending money on our products.”
Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 19, 2020.
It will feature backwards compatibility for both the Xbox Series X and PS5 when they launch, with a more enhanced version due for both systems in the future.
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