A recent investors meeting set the internet ablaze regarding microtransactions in Cyberpunk 2077 and the studio is setting the record straight. While there will be microtransactions for a separate project, the team over at CD Projekt RED has re-affirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 has been, and always will be, a single-player experience with zero microtransactions.
The wildfire spread during a recent Q&A meeting with investors that talked about microtransactions being a part of the multiplayer experience. Several major media sites took this info and framed it in a way that it was core packaging for the base game. Because of that, there was a lot of conflicting messaging out there, and some sites insinuating that microtransactions would be a part of the core single-player experience, a claim that is not true.
Cyberpunk multiplayer/online, which is a separate project, will have some microtransactions, but we said that a year ago already. Like always, expect us treating your money with respect.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 7, 2020
"Nothing changed," said the studio in a tweet on the game's official account. "Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game with zero microtransactions. One single purchase. No tricks. Don't believe the clickbait." They later added, "Cyberpunk multiplayer/online, which is a separate project, will have some microtransactions, but we said that a year ago already. Like always, expect us treating your money with respect."
CDPR has always had a stellar relationship with their community about this particular topic. Their approach to game design and marketing is admirable and always transparent, and they refuse to skimp on any step in the name of making a sale. They've also been incredibly transparent in the past when it comes to the multiplayer component, stating that this is an optional and separate experience for those that want it.
Another important note about the microtransactions for multiplayer is that ever single thing is earnable by simply playing, there is nothing locked behind any paywalls. If you want something quick and easy, you can buy it, but you won't ever be forced to do so.
Even though the game has seen a few delays, the studio has also recently confirmed that they are in the final stages and are completely on track for their November release date. This is easily one of the most anticipated games coming out of 2020, and it'll be interesting to see how this develops post-launch both in terms of SP and MP.
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For now, the new release date for Cyberpunk 2077 is November 19th. You can learn more about the journey thus far with our game hub here, as well as on Twitter @PrimaGames for more Cyberpunk 2077 goodness and gaming news.