CD Projekt Red is sticking true to not having microtransactions in the singleplayer for their upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077. However, they have been vague about if microtransactions will be available in the games multiplayer. However, today we finally received a clarification.
Cyberpunk 2077 will not have any microtransactions. It will be a singleplayer game with a single purchase. No tricks. However, Cyberpunk Online, a separate project from the singleplayer Cyberpunk 2077, will have microtransactions.
During an investor's call, someone asked the company how aggressive they plan to monetize the online action of Cyberpunk 2077. The company president responded:
"Well, we are never aggressive towards our fans. We treat them fair 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 the 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. Same with 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." - Adam Kiciński, CEO and President
It is good to see that this is the mindset that the President of the company has. Hopefully, they stick right to this mindset. However, it may be a while until we see what type of microtransactions are available for the multiplayer version of Cyberpunk 2077, as it is not expected to be released until 2022.
The games twitter account also verified the microtransaction question through a series of tweets.
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
Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 19th. Google Stadia release and next-gen consoles will follow soon after.