CD Projekt Red, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 said they can’t confirm nor deny that microtransaction will be present in the multiplayer spinoff of Cyberpunk.
CD Projekt Red constantly reminded people that Cyberpunk 2077 will not have microtransactions in any way, shape, or from. Which was obviously met by praise from gamers everywhere.
Which explains why a lot of people are unhappy that the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer might actually have microtransactions.
During the latest financial call, a lot of questions were asked, including the developers opinion on Half-Life: Alyx, but the big one being if the multiplayer mode for Cyberpunk 2077 will feature in-game monetisation.
Since we all love CD Projekt Red, we expected a stern “No” as the answer, but it wasn’t. Instead, the answer was that they aren’t sure since it’s still early in development.
"As far as the monetisation of multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it’s definitely too early to share any details on that or give guidance; the project is in a relatively early stage."
It’s fair that people got riled up by this, since CD Projekt Red was so proud to tell everyone how their game won’t have microtransactions, but let’s take it easy for a moment. This doesn’t mean that there absolutely will be microtransactions, just that they are still very early in development and that they probably didn’t even think about monetization. Which is also rather good news, since most other developers start from the microtransactions and then develop the actual game.
The other part being, this is a question for the multiplayer mode that will come at some point. The actual main focus is Cyberpunk 2077 as a full single-player experience like The Witcher 3 was. We already know free single-player content is planned for it post release, including 3 free DLCs. Multiplayer is just something that will be added once they’re done telling the story in single-player.
What about you, would you be mad if the multiplayer mode has some form of monetization, and which would you consider acceptable, if any?