With Cyberpunk 2077 launch now merely hours away, CD Projekt Red decided to warn prospective players against purchasing keys from third-party sellers.
We suppose it was only a matter of time before key sellers entered the conversation, seeing as how Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of 2020. Heck, I'd argue maybe even ever, as I don't recall any game being hyped for as much and as long as this.
Anyway, it turns out that a bunch of Cyberpunk 2077 fans were asking about purchasing the game's keys from third-party resellers, prompting CD Projekt red to respond on Reddit.
"Of course we encourage you to support us and CD PROJEKT group by buying directly in our GOG.COM store, but if you do decide to purchase a key for Cyberpunk 2077 or any other game via a third party reseller, remember that there is a risk they've been purchased with a stolen card (that means that the game may sooner or later disappear from your account if the owner of the card realizes this and issues a chargeback) or the code you are buying is simply fake", they wrote.
They also warned players against GOG codes that aren't 18 or 20 characters long, where the former are retail ones, and the latter are gift codes.
Third-party key sellers have been quite the issue in the gaming industry for quite some time, quite understandably so. Some developers have gone as far as to tell players they'd rather have their games pirated than sold via key reseller websites.
You may recall that Factorio developer accused G2A of costing them a substantial amount of money, and the latter promised that if so, they'd compensate the dev tenfold. Which they ultimately did .
Hopefully, Cyberpunk 2077 developer doesn't end up in such a predicament, but they've clearly taken the necessary steps against it.
You can find the statement on Reddit .