A single tweet from The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red is doing the rounds today, and for good reason. Following up on assumptions made about the structure of its upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, the studio squashed rumours that it'll be a service-based title, complete with microtransactions and all that kind of stuff.
It wrote: "Worry not. When thinking Cyberpunk 2077, think nothing less than The Witcher 3 -- huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG." Does that mean Cyberpunk 2077 has no online functionality after all? We suppose the quote doesn't rule everything out, but it's at least clear that the game will be following in Geralt's glorious footsteps.
The tweet continues: "No hidden catch, you get what you pay for -- no bullsh*t, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt." This is essentially the company taking a pop at the recent microtransaction spike, which is bound to earn it brownie points. As is the ending to the tweet, in which the developer writes: "We leave greed to others." Ouch.
Ultimately this is some good social media management from CD Projekt Red. Lately, its various comments on things like the importance of multiplayer and the success of service-based games have been attracting attention, and naturally, people have started to question whether the studio's eager to embrace that side of gaming. As it stands, it looks like the company's sticking to its guns, a stance that we're sure many will welcome.
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