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.
What do you make of CD Projekt Red's words? Nod your head in the comments section below.
OHH! someone get EA some ointment for that burn!
Best in the biz!
It's a shame so many people have already crossed it off their "wanted" lists after misinterpreting last weeks news, then.
Us gamers aren't a fickle bunch. No second chances - that "no buy" is permanent. Uhhu. You betcha.
I love this so much! 😁
Boom. Though I have to admit I'd still support Projekt Red games with microtransactions. You can trust them to be sensible about it.
I'm looking forward to this massively. The Witcher was an amazing game but just didn't click for me. It's the setting. I'm just not a fan. Sci fi though? Count me in.
maybe it will just be something like,when there is a new mark on the map for a city or something,the most liked picture taken there in a photo mode is the one representing it. it could be anything and im happy it will stay on the amazing path they took with their first franchise
Excellent news, high hopes for this.
Wait, you mean the internet overracted once again making all sorts of assumptions based on little to no evidence? Colour me surprised. Mom's spaghetti.
"We Leave Greed To Others" BOOM Mic Drop
@Johnnycide Same. As a much bigger fan of Fallout than The Elder Scrolls, I expect to enjoy this.
We need more people like this in charge of the gaming industry.
It's a sad state of affairs when a developer has to come out quell concerns like this just because they say Cyberpunk will have online elements. People shouldn't be jumping to conclusions all the time, especially those on here who really should know better then to just blindly dismiss this or any game for that matter when you don't know next to nothing about it.
I expected nothing less from CDPR.
I could see how their last statement in the link could raise concerns without further details, but raising enough of a stink on the internet to basically force them to come out and "reassure" people they're staying true to their past actions is ridiculous. The perfect ending to that tweet would've been "calm the **** down and trust us to make our game you raging babies"
CD Project Red? check.
No bull? check.
Fair play to them. To me, I imagine a Gta style experience. A great single player game that then utilises its assets for an online game.
Envy - Microsoft
Greed - EA
Pride - Nintendo
Sloth - Square Enix
Gluttony - Ubisoft
Wrath - Sony
Despair - Sega
Great, now even devs like CD Projekt Red need to voice such disclaimers the moment they mention online modes? To Tartarus with all this consumer paranoia, really. Again, why can't people simply not buy and not play the games in question instead?
@themcnoisy It's so true lol.
I love these guys.
@adf86 A decent amount of comments on that article that brought up the online functionality said that they're waiting for more details before fully judging. Sounds more like caution than jumping to conclusions or dismissing it. But that's just here, can't really say the same for the rest of the web.
It is good that they've said something reassuring. I've never played the Witcher, but I'm intrigued by Cyberpunk. Online functionality could've meant anything. Something good or something bad. They seem to be ruling out the bad, so I won't have bad things in my speculation.
word up son.give me 1000 hours of single player campaign.and this game will be legendary.worddd uppp sonnn
Slightly off topic, and I am sure it's been mentioned before, but do watch the Noclip Witcher 3 Documentaries. I just finished them (several hours worth) and it gives a real great profile of the CD Projekt Red team and how the Witcher games were created. About as far from a corporate money machine as you can get. Great series.
I'm looking forward to Ciri's cameo in Cyberpunk 2077. Geralt didn't believe her when she told him about this world/time.
The only way I would ever buy a game from them again was if they scrapped the trademark of the word Cyberpunk. I am suprised other people think thats ok and are willing to support future games.
@dryrain u wot m8? Cdpr have said clearly the won't and in fact cannot stop anyone using the word cyberpunk unless someone brings out a game called cyberpunk: 2 or such like. They won't stop people using the word specifically in a title.
It's to protect themselves from patent trolls which they are well within their right to do, you can bet your ass someone like ea or Activision would snap up that patent for a quick buck otherwise.
Silly thing to get wound up about.
Glad they clarified it for those who don't know CDPR well. They're one of the few developers I completely trust to put out a stellar game.
@dryrain Yes we know, you've said it in every CDPR article on here since.
Finally, a company who calls it what it is. I have a lot of respect for people who not only make their money by making fantastic games and not making mediocre games and filling them with micro-transactions, but also flat out call micro-transactions BS and don't say some neutral, "We have no plans to introduce micro-transactions" or whatever.
I might have to buy The Witcher 3 sooner than I thought.
Honestly, the Witcher 3 sold me on any possible game they might come out with. Loved that game.
@RedMageLanakyn we’ve been burned so many times this year that many are on the defense, you can’t blame them really.
@Pamela There's a big difference between making assumptions and asking questions though, and in this case it looks like a lot of the vocal uproar was an automatic assumption they were going to the Dark Side.
I agree we've had a few disappointing things happen this year, but Cyberpunk is at least 2 years away, and for them to have to already start defending themselves to quell the twitter and reddit babies is pretty ridiculous. If there is any developer from this decade that has earned the goodwill of the people beyond questioning, it's CDPR.
@themcnoisy Where is the triforce though? And what would CDPR be; wisdom, courage, or power?
I love this. I really hope cd project stays like this for many years. Making awesome games and beeing honest to us gamers. Remember how they said when witcher3 came out it will have 2 paid dlc and all other stuff would be free,they kept their word. And after witcher3 beeing 1 of the best games I have EVER played in almost 30 years of gaming I fully trust them to make cyberpunk also a masterpiece.
Marcin is THE homie
@themcnoisy So much despair...for both longtime Sega fans and employees...
CD Projekt Red is one of the few out there that probably does deserve the benefit of the doubt. But these days it's best to exercise caution, even when it comes to the developers that have a good track record.
What a great news . When they said they want to add multiplayer everyone said: " what a dirty work"
And now look at them lol . It's clear , CDPR never going to be one of those s#_# workers like EA or AV
Can't wait to see more news. It's been a long while we got nothing about game
Just fan arts
Welcome to 2017 in the gaming industry: an era in which not being awful is something to be commended.
@JoeBlogs No Cyberpunk is based on an old pen and paper RPG that is still going I believe. Though 2077 is set quite far on in the cannon lore but they are working closely with the game's original creator.
@themcnoisy I wonder if that makes Peter Molyneux John Doe
If I think of Witcher 3 with an addition like GTA online after the main game I am very happy with that. I still have lots of faith in CD Project Red. My release day PS4 witcher 3 is the best PS4 game package I have. The added map, cover, book ect just add to how special that game was and if CDPR can pull of a GTA5 then all the best to them.
I just called 911 to report shots fired. I laugh at EA's pathetic hoop jumping with their empty, half-hearted BF2 promises.
I have zero worries about CD Project Red or Cyberpunk 2077 game. I would pre-order it today with out any doubt! Heck, I am hoping for a collectors edition for North America.
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