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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer microtransactions confirmed

Published: 13:52, 07 September 2020
CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 - Brigitte and Placid
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CD Projekt Red confirmed that the multiplayer component of Cyberpunk 2077 will have microtransactions but also noted they won't be aggressive.

Fans of CDPR initially found it hard to believe that anything related to Cyberpunk 2077 would have microtransactions involved. However, what was initially vaguely phrased a "multiplayer monetisation" became a confirmation of microtransactions in the multiplayer module.

This information comes from CDPR's conference call regarding H1 of 2020 and the single question that stood out was about the aggressiveness of monetisation in multiplayer. 

Adam Kiciński, the president and joint CEO of CDPR, answered this question by pretty much confirming microtransactions as he said that "you can expect them, of course, and CP is a great setting for selling things". 

There are a few other key takeaways from Kiciński's reply, such as that the "goal is to design monetisation in a way that makes people happy to spend money" and that the monetisation "won't be aggressive; it won't upset gamers but it'll make them happy".

While that latter part sounds promising, Kiciński didn't specifically promise that but noted that such a monetisation model would be "[CDPR's] goal at least"

Besides the confirmation of microtransactions and CDPR's goals with them, it is important to remember one more thing - they are meant for the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer spin-off.

Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Project Red, RPG in Cyberpunk 2020 universe

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Multiplayer is still in development and won't be around until at least 2022. This also means the microtransactions will not have effect on your singleplayer RPG experience that is set to release on November 19, 2020.

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