CD Projekt Red: “We see no place for microtransactions in single player games”

CD Projekt Red: “We see no place for microtransactions in single player games”
CD Projekt Red: “We see no place for microtransactions in single player games”

CD Projekt Red recently held an earnings call where updates were provided on 5 ambitious projects in development including a brand new The Witcher and a Cyberpunk game. You can read more information about the projects in this article.

Then it was time for a Q&A session with investors and one of the questions was about microtransactions in single player games. CD Projekt Red did not offer cosmetic items for real money through an in-game store, as many single player games do today. The only thing CD Projekt Red has offered for real money after a game’s release is a full-fledged expansion. Both Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine were very well received when it came to The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. The Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 was also quite well received. Phantom Liberty, together with the 2.0 update, marked the return of Cyberpunk 2077. The game is now selling much better and the reviews on Steam have changed from mostly negative to mostly positive.

With optional microtransactions, CD Projekt Red could have generated more revenue. Just from the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 and the Phantom Liberty expansion, 698 million euros have been earned so far. CFO Piotr Nielubowicz has indicated to investors that CD Projekt Red does not plan to add microtransactions to single player games. Not to existing games and not to the single player projects that are in development. Premium extensions are possible, as CD Projekt Red has done in previous years.

“We don’t see a place for microtransactions in the case of single-player games, but we do not rule out that we will use this solution in the future in the case of multiplayer projects,” CD Projekt Red CFO Piotr Nielubowicz said.

Cyberpunk 2077 is playable on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

You can buy Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition here.

You can buy Cyberpunk 2077 here for €22.39 including many free extras (free upgrade to the next-gen version). Phantom Liberty is only playable on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

The article is in Dutch

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