Cyberpunk 2077 MP will have microtransactions

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#1 warmblur
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I'm sure most of you probably have read this https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-spin-off-may-have-micro/1100-6471688/

But all I have to say is this Tweet is ironic and hilarious now.

We leave greed to others...

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#2 Archangel3371
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Well that’s not really known yet. During a business call to investors he said that they were experimenting with ways of monetizing the multiplayer component of Cyberpunk 2077. That can mean a number of different things such as lootboxes, micro transactions, charging a fixed price for it as dlc, etc. It’s an unknown right now.

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#3 freedomfreak
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It's a standalone F2P multiplayer only game. As long as this stuff isn't in the actual game, I don't care.

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#4  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Eddie Makuch, dudes well known for throwing out misleading titles and clicky rage-bait, at one point feedback was pretty much "The Eddie Makuch fanclub", full of salt. Salt everywhere.

CDP generally aren't knobheads, although success quickly poisons the well of the most esteemed companies once they get a team of scummy motherfuckers strategizing the best ways to steal your liver.

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#5 Ghosts4ever
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CDPR claim microtransaction are bad and we are savior.

CDPR then put microtransaction in their game.

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#6 Archangel3371
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Thread title is misleading.

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#7  Edited By madrocketeer  Online
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This is the actual quote from that investor call:

"As far as the monetisation on the multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it's definitely too early to share any details on that."

"The project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting—this is our first multiplayer game, and we check different options and possibilities, and it's definitely not the time to point you to a certain 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 monetization and - always - value for money.”

Sounds like a) Cyberpunk MP is still a long way away, probably a year after SP's release, and b) they're still experimenting and looking at their options. Microtransactions not confirmed, and any monetization would be consistent with their existing policies and values.

But hey, you know, internet's gonna internet. React first, use brain cells later.

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@freedomfreak said:

It's a standalone F2P multiplayer only game. As long as this stuff isn't in the actual game, I don't care.

yea if its mictrotransactions in a F2P spinoff I fail to see the problem

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@Archangel3371 said:

Thread title is misleading.

The marketing team prefers the term 'sensationalized'

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#10 Juub1990
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@warmblur: Why are you being dishonest? Article says "may have microtransactions". You changed it to "will have".

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Lets speculate!

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TC should be a journalist

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#13 johnd13
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The microtransactions have nothing to do with the actual Cyberpunk 2077 single-player game everyone's hyped about. I couldn't care less what they do with Cyberpunk's MP component or spin-off game.

And to be honest, microtransactions are not inherently a bad thing. The problem is how most publishers decide to implement them.

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#14 warmblur
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@Juub1990 said:

@warmblur: Why are you being dishonest? Article says "may have microtransactions". You changed it to "will have".

I'm not being dishonest it's been confirmed.

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/

As far as the monetization 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 monetization and – always – value for money.Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/#Uo9zzwBMAvl7EzrQ.99

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#15  Edited By lundy86_4
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MP is not part of the initial package, so irrelevant to the initial, and SP release of 2077. The quote is also non-committal. There is no outright confirmation, and it seems largely speculative.

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@warmblur said:

I'm not being dishonest it's been confirmed.

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/

As far as the monetization 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 monetization and – always – value for money.Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/#Uo9zzwBMAvl7EzrQ.99

Yes you are being dishonest. They'll monetize the game and there are other ways to do that besides microtransactions.

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@madrocketeer said:

This is the actual quote from that investor call:

"As far as the monetisation on the multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it's definitely too early to share any details on that."

"The project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting—this is our first multiplayer game, and we check different options and possibilities, and it's definitely not the time to point you to a certain 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 monetization and - always - value for money.”

Sounds like a) Cyberpunk MP is still a long way away, probably a year after SP's release, and b) they're still experimenting and looking at their options. Microtransactions not confirmed, and any monetization would be consistent with their existing policies and values.

But hey, you know, internet's gonna internet. React first, use brain cells later.

Thanks for calming my heart.

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#18  Edited By warmblur
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@Juub1990 said:
@warmblur said:

I'm not being dishonest it's been confirmed.

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/

As far as the monetization 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 monetization and – always – value for money.Read more at https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-multiplayer-monetization/#Uo9zzwBMAvl7EzrQ.99

Yes you are being dishonest. They'll monetize the game and there are other ways to do that besides microtransactions.

Believe whatever you want it's just a matter of time before CD Projekt Red has their own version of shark cards.

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@with_teeth26 said:
@freedomfreak said:

It's a standalone F2P multiplayer only game. As long as this stuff isn't in the actual game, I don't care.

yea if its mictrotransactions in a F2P spinoff I fail to see the problem

Same. The model they use for Apex and Ring of Elysium is completely fine as a model. It's not designed to rip off players, and it allows players that might be interested to try it first. This is a non-issue.

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#20 Vaidream45
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I wasn’t even expecting a MP component to this game so if they are adding it in I hope they do monetize it so they can keep servers online. As long as they keep it away from the SP aspects then this is actually good news to me.

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Whatever. As long as they don't touch SP with micro-transactions, I don't care.

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#22 Planeforger
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CDPR already have a game with microtransactions - Gwent.

People don't complain about it though, because the free to play model is fairly generous and the store is mainly for skins and backgrounds.

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#23 djoffer
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So wait CDPR are trying to make money of their completely F2P MP game?? How dare they, we demand they work for free, these selfless bastards!!

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#24  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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@IgGy621985 said:

Whatever. As long as they don't touch SP with micro-transactions, I don't care.

Same here. I already pre-order it on GoG anyways.

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#25 R4gn4r0k
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Just like with RDR2 I will skip the multiplayer and just focus on singleplayer.

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@madrocketeer said:

This is the actual quote from that investor call:

"As far as the monetisation on the multiplayer for Cyberpunk is concerned, we believe right now it's definitely too early to share any details on that."

"The project is in a relatively early stage. We keep experimenting—this is our first multiplayer game, and we check different options and possibilities, and it's definitely not the time to point you to a certain 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 monetization and - always - value for money.”

Sounds like a) Cyberpunk MP is still a long way away, probably a year after SP's release, and b) they're still experimenting and looking at their options. Microtransactions not confirmed, and any monetization would be consistent with their existing policies and values.

But hey, you know, internet's gonna internet. React first, use brain cells later.

Thanks for clearing that up... Puts things in a very different perspective...

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1. MP will come after SP.

2. Who cares about MP of RPG.

3. Doesn't matter if it's not pay to win.

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Still getting it.

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#29 so_hai
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That will trash their "for the gamers" marketing speak.

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#30  Edited By Yams1980
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This had to happen eventually. CDPR seemed too good to be true. This corporation's true colors finally came out, they had us fooled for a while. The easy green is too hard to pass up.

Next step for them is to add DRM and malware datamining viruses into their GOG games. Or better yet, just remove them all and add a monthly subscription to play them.

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#31 mrbojangles25
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Multiplayer in Cyberpunk is questionable, microtransactions just fortify that doubt.

Ah well, not going to play this game for the multiplayer, so I don't care. Call me when they add Ghost Recon-type bullshit for singleplayer, then I might skip it.