Cyberpunk 2077 will have microtransactions, but only in the standalone multiplayer version

Written by Chad Norton on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 3:10 PM
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Microtransactions are a hot topic, no matter what the circumstance, so it’s understandable when one of the most anticipated titles of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077, is confirmed to have microtransactions that everyone starts to get worried. Thankfully, CD Projekt Red have cleared this up and stated that whilst CP2077 will indeed have microtransactions, they will only be in the multiplayer version of the game.

A recent earnings call has caused quite a stir up online, where it was revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have MTX-like in-game purchases, which understandably caused a lot of concern among the internet for excited fans.

But CD Projekt Red have once again stated that the single player version of the game will have no microtransactions, though it will have free DLC and premium expansions much like The Witcher 3.

During the recent earnings call, joint CEO and president of CDPR, Adam Kiciński said: “The goal is to design monetization in a way that makes people happy to spend money,” he said. “I’m not trying to be cynical or hide something; it’s about creating a feeling of value.

Same with our single-player games: we want gamers to be happy while spending money on our products. The same is true for microtransactions: you can expect them, of course, and CP is a great setting for selling things, but it won't be aggressive; it won't upset gamers but it'll make them happy—that's our goal at least.

Additionally, it was clarified that the microtransactions would only be present in the Cyberpunk multiplayer, which has also been confirmed to be a completely standalone project to the main Cyberpunk 2077 game: “Cyberpunk multiplayer/online, which is a separate project, will have some microtransactions,” the official Twitter account said, “Like always, expect us treating your money with respect.

If you were wondering when the standalone Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer will actually come out? It looks like CD Projekt Red will focus on that after all the DLC and expansions for CP2077 single player have released, so don't expect it anytime soon.

Basically, Cyberpunk 2077 is a single player game at its core, and will have absolutely no microtransactions whatsoever. Apart from the paid DLC, Cyberpunk 2077 will be a single purchase that includes all content of the base game. The multiplayer, however, will be a completely standalone experience and will include some microtransactions.

What do you think? Are you excited for Cyberpunk 2077? How do you feel about the microtransactions situation? What kind of in-game purchases do you think we’ll see in the multiplayer? Let us know!

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21:02 Sep-09-2020

Then it is not cyberpunk 2077 getting mtx, it is a completely separate game from cp2077 so i dont really care, probably wont even play the multiplayer as i only enjoy single player games

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16:35 Sep-09-2020

Its only in the Cyberpunk multiplayer component which is a separate game in of itself and is not called Cyberpunk 2077. This needs to be cleared up as a lot of people are misunderstanding this.


Cyberpunk 2077 is a standalone single-player game (not a service, not an experience but a freaking game) that will have ZERO micro-transactions and will have even more free DLC than the Witcher 3.

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03:45 Sep-09-2020

maybe cosmetics. thats fine for me.

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23:28 Sep-08-2020

We're all here for the single player, though...

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19:46 Sep-08-2020

Since it has multiplayer, they would want more and more players to play the game..so the system requirements will not be high

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07:24 Sep-09-2020

Maybe they will make the same function as CoD. The graphics settings in MW and WZ aren't the same.

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19:00 Sep-08-2020

They got my support...one of the few good guys out there.

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16:55 Sep-08-2020

The multiplayer might be the new "GTA RP" better graphics, more detailed world, futuristic setting. Could be very interesting.

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19:00 Sep-08-2020

Exactly.

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16:38 Sep-08-2020

Why is this even news? They said this 1 year ago lmao

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16:21 Sep-08-2020

Old news

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16:15 Sep-08-2020

CDPR we're going to make microtransactions. All fans: We dont mid....

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18:39 Sep-08-2020

mind*

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15:58 Sep-08-2020

The base game alone is worth more than 60$(compared to other AAA games)so a free MP update is definitely worth it ..and of course they have to fund it somehow

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15:53 Sep-08-2020

Lets see how they handle microtransactions and what they offer players in online mode.
Pretty Excited for game launch

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15:29 Sep-08-2020

I hate MTX but i trust CDPR to handle it right. They deserve that much.

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15:19 Sep-08-2020

I don't know what exactly the multiplayer side of the game will be like but, i still pressed "Yes" :).

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15:23 Sep-08-2020

yea i wonder will it be like cod pvp or maybe like destiny coop

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19:01 Sep-08-2020

That's what makes it so exciting...with this setup, graphics, and content it could be anything...and it could be seriously good.

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