CD Projekt Red touched on the topic of Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer microtransactions in their most recent conference call. While not many details are available regarding the upcoming title’s MTX, players should be relieved to know CDPR is doing their best not to make them aggressive.
Microtransactions are cash cows for any game with a large player base. People love to show off their epic cosmetics and other items, but it becomes an issue when games transition to pay-to-win. Luckily, that will never be the case with Cyberpunk 2077.
Will Cyberpunk 2077 have microtransactions?
Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode will release after the single-player game. It appears CD Projekt Red is looking to monetize the game mode with microtransactions. With a title of this magnitude, it’s no surprise to see them in the game. However, fans should know the team is not looking to make the game pay-to-win. Judging by the team’s comments, we can expect to see things like skins and cosmetics that do not affect the core gameplay.
“Well, we’re never aggressive towards our fans!” he said. “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. The goal is to design monetization in a way that makes people happy to spend money. I’m not trying to be cynical or hide something; it’s about creating a feeling of value.” says Kicinski.
The conference call between investors and CD Projekt Red reveals their plans to monetize the game with microtransactions. Their response shows they will be focusing on adding real value with the in-game microtransactions. Pay-to-win is also something that the developers are looking to avoid at all costs.
It is the same as our single-player games: we want gamers to be happy while spending money on our products. The same is true for microtransactions: you can expect them, of course, and CP is a great setting for selling things, but it won’t be aggressive; it won’t upset gamers, but it’ll make them happy – that’s our goal at least.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 19, 2020. Players looking to purchase next-gen consoles can take advantage of a free upgrade when the time comes.