In their latest conference call, CD Projekt Red discussed what's probably the most highly anticipated game at the moment, Cyberpunk 2077. More precisely, the company talked about the multiplayer component and the monetisation therein.
Now, CDPR's games are normally free of microtransactions, which definitely didn't hurt their fortunes thus far, and while Cyberpunk 2077 won't have any - its multiplayer component will .
CDPR's CEO Adam Kicinski didn't want to jump the gun though, which is probably wise considering the sort of momentum outrage can pick up these days.
"As far as the monetization of multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it's definitely too early to share any details on that or give guidance; the project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting - that's our first multiplayer game", he said.
It's pretty clear that CDPR are aware of the fact that microtransactions won't improve, but sure can destroy a game, so they're taking Cyberpunk 2077's one step at a time. They did give a few promises though, which should make players a bit calmer.
"Of course you can expect that we won't change our general policy towards 'deals with gamers' so I expect wise monetization and - always - value for money", he said.
Naturally, CDPR's priority is still Cyberpunk 2077's singleplayer component and multiplayer, along with any microtransactions it has, is expected to launch later as it's still in the initial development phase.
Asked whether they consider Half-Life: Alyx a competitor or whether they think it will affect Cyberpunk 2077's launch plans, CDPR made it clear that the two games are literally platforms apart, so there's no risk of either affecting either's sales.
You can find the full transcript on CDPR's website .