It’s right up there on the list of pretty obvious things but CD Projekt RED has firmly denied that there’s any chance whatsoever of Cyberpunk 2077 becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive.
“Please please please don't make this game an epic store exclusive,” pleaded a fan on Twitter, to which the official Cyberpunk Twitter account replied “Yeaaaaaaaaah.... Pass on that.”
A tiny bit of confusion was thrown into the mix when TweakTown wrote a story claiming Cyberpunk won’t be launching at all on the Epic Store, a move which CD Projekt RED has swiftly denied. “Please check our tweet again,” read their response. “We simply said it won‘t be an exclusive (and this won‘t change) - we have not confirmed any other details as of now.”
Considering CD Projekt RED’s position on DRM and openness, this should all come as little surprise. CDPR owns its own storefront in the form of GOG.com, for starters, and after setting its stall out with the ‘FCKDRM’ initiative it would be a tricky PR position to backtrack and make Cyberpunk exclusively available through the Epic Store.
Having said all that, it’s not totally outside the realm of possibility that Cyberpunk 2077 is exclusive, but actually to the GOG store instead. We saw CDPR attempt this with Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, although poor sales/lack of interest saw it come to Steam fairly swiftly. Cyberpunk 2077 wouldn’t have this problem and could potentially be a GOG exclusive, although it’s more likely it’s going to launch in each and every store that’ll have it.