Cyberpunk 2077 will likely replicate The Witcher 3’s model for DLC
Cyberpunk 2077 will likely follow in the footsteps of The Witcher 3 when it comes to paid downloadable content (DLC) and microtransactions.
It is CD Projekt Red’s latest venture and one of the most highly anticipated games in years.
The Polish studio hasn’t released a major title since the aforementioned fantasy role-playing game, with the new futuristic IP set for launch in 2020.
The Witcher 3 is one of the most critically acclaimed games of a generation and has set a benchmark that no game of the same genre has quite been able to match since.
Unlike many of its counterparts, it did not feature microtransactions and instead released a series of free DLC alongside two paid for expansions that added a minimum of 30 hours onto the vanilla game.
This model led to much success for CD Projekt Red and it is one that might be followed for Cyberpunk 2077.
During an interview with GameSpot the head of its Krakow office, John Mamais, revealed that he thinks it’s a “bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game”.
“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 explained.
He continues to illuminate on how The Witcher 3’s model worked ‘pretty well’ for the company and that he doesn’t see why it “wouldn’t try and replicate that model with Cyberpunk 2077”.
“We’re not talking about that yet, but it seems like that would be the smart way to go,” he added.
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