Cyberpunk 2077, the highly anticipated RPG from CD Projekt Red won't give players any in-game items if they pre-order the game. The devs say that every person who buys the game will get exactly the same content, regardless when they buy it.
Pre-order bonuses or pre-order baits how we at AltChar love to call them are a common practice in the modern gaming industry. Many publishers like EA and Ubisoft offer additional items to those who decide to trust them with their wallets before the game reviews are even out.
Fortunately, the Polish developer CD Projekt Red have no interest in this practice. Their highly anticipated shooter RPG Cyberpunk 2077 won't give players any in-game content or items if they pre-order the game.
One Reddit user asked the devs if he will get exclusive pre-order bonuses on PlayStation 4 such as armour, money or guns. CD Projekt Red replied that this is not something they do as a company and that everyone who buys the game will get the same content.
"No, we don’t do that. Every person that buys the game gets exactly the same in-game content, no matter if they buy it in pre-orders, on release date, or 2 years later," CD Projekt Red replied via Cyberpunk 2077 Facebook page.
This is, of course, nothing new for CD Projekt Red who have a reputation of being a consumer-friendly company. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and every other game from their catalogue are DRM-free, without microtransactions or other shady practices.
Cyberpunk 2077 will also follow the same path - no microtransactions or exclusive in-game content. However, the game does have a pricey Collectors Edition that includes a big old box, Night City map, V figurine, a steel book, a car keychain and a bunch of other neat stuff. Still, it doesn't include any in-game content as far as we know.
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You can find CD Projekt Red's response on Reddit.