CD Projekt Red Denounces Microtransactions For Its Single-Player Games In Recent Interview


Posted on April 3, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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Right now developer CD Projekt Red is in the midst of a production grind with multiple projects already in the pipeline. One of its most anticipated is the new Witcher release. Previously, it was reported that the next mainline installment is the biggest focus for the Polish game studio. Additionally, it also confirmed an Unreal Engine 5 remake for 2007’s The Witcher is also underway as well.

On the other side of the same coin, there is also the next entry for Cyberpunk 2077. Dubbed ‘Project Orion’, the team is still early into development. It is stated that what we’ve seen from the 2020 release is “just a warm-up” for what CD Projekt Red has planned. In its blueprint for future releases, there is also a new IP in the works internally – Project Hadar. Details remain light on the project.

And with most of its focus is on single-player releases, CD Projekt Red is also working on multiplayer endeavors too. However, the team does not want to confuse the two. In a recent interview with StockWatch, CD Projekt Red CFO Piotr Nielubowicz elaborated that there is no space or intentions for microtransactions in its single-player titles coming up. @JuiceHead33 transcribed the statement:

“We do not 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.” What Nielubowicz did not specify is what its multiplayer projects will be at CD Projekt Red. With little given on Project Hadar, it is understood that could be what is referred to for the team’s multiplayer endeavor.

What is confirmed to be out of the picture is online support for Cyberpunk. After the initial release of the game in 2020, one of its decisions to reshape the game included scrapping efforts on multiplayer for the futuristic RPG. You can read the full report by heading here.

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