Let’s get this out of the way in which: CD Projekt Red actually haven’t confirmed a lot concerning Cyberpunk 2077‘s multiplayer. They know it’s happening (ultimately) however what that appears like, or when it’ll occur? Not even Keanu is aware of. Last week it was reported that CDPR could know one factor for sure – CP2077 multiplayer could be monetised, and embody “well thought-out” microtransactions. However, it appears to be like just like the language barrier has carried out an actual doozy, and stories of monetised multiplayer could have been enormously exaggerated.
The supply of this misunderstanding appears to be this article from Polish outlet Gry-OnLine (through this Google-translated Reddit post) masking CD Projekt’s newest monetary name. In their report, which has since been amended, it was reported that CDPR “planned to implement a well thought-out micropayment system” in CP2077’s multiplayer providing.
Those few phrases, whereas not significantly particular, riled individuals up in the way in which any chat on monetisation riles individuals up. That aforementioned Reddit thread is full of commenters feeling betrayed by a studio that sometimes doesn’t actually do microtransactions. The story has since unfold properly past Reddit and been reported on by quite a few websites.
Here’s the factor although: CDPR could not really know what they’re doing with multiplayer pricing but. The reply reported within the official English-language transcription from CD Projekt’s financial site is way much less sure on monetisation plans. They reckon they’ll nonetheless need to monetise multiplayer, however they’re unsure fairly how simply but.
“As far as the monetisation of multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it’s definitely too early to share any details on that or give guidance; the project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting – that’s our first multiplayer game. We check various options and possibilities, and it’s definitely not the time to point you to a specific direction on that. Of course you can expect that we won’t change our general policy towards ‘deals with gamers’ so I expect wise monetisation and – always – value for money.”
Looking that up may’ve saved lots of people plenty of time.
It’s nonetheless a somewhat unusual quote. Kiciński forgets about CDPR’s free-to-play card game Gwent, calling Cyberpunk their “first multiplayer game”. But whereas they do “expect” monetisation to be part of CP2077 sooner or later, it – like the remainder of multiplayer – remains to be within the early days of figuring issues out. You can all settle down for now.
At the tip of the day, we’re none the wiser on CP2077’s multiplayer. What a pointless problem all that was. Game’s not even out ’til April 16th subsequent yr.