Cyberpunk 2077 Dev on 'Games as a Service' Approach



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“No hidden catch, you get what you pay for.”

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has come forward to assure fans excited for Cyberpunk 2077 that its upcoming open-world RPG will be a massive experience that won’t be compromised by microtransactions.

In response to reports of the studio considering a “games as a service” model for Cyberpunk 2077, the official CD Projekt Red Twitter account said, “Worry not. When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than [The Witcher 3] — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG.”

With microtransactions becoming a growing concern among gamers, the developer went on to emphasize that with Cyberpunk 2077 there’s “no hidden catch” and you’ll “get what you pay for.” The developer added, “no bulls—t, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”

CD Projekt Red offered an update on the game’s development last month, saying, “Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned, but we are taking our time.” According to comments from visual effects artist Jose Teixeira back in 2015, Cyberpunk 2077 is “far, far bigger” than the studio’s prior work.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.


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