CD Projekt RED head of Krakow office John Mamais recently offered his opinion on post-launch microtransactions and in relation to the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077.
2077 head gives his two-cents
said that adding microtransactions to a game after launch is a bad idea. He
does understand, however, why many companies are tempted to make that decision.
his statement talking to a gaming publication at PAX Australia 2019:
I think it’s a bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game. It seems like it’s very profitable, though. It’s probably a hard decision for the guy that runs the business to decide if we should do it or not. But if everyone hates it, why would we do something like that and lose the goodwill of our customers?
Aside from his
opinion on microtransactions, Mamais answered some questions in regards to the
plans for post-release of their upcoming video game. He said that their studio
might do the same thing with what happened with The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’s
post-launch DLC. He did not confirm anything else after that.
[The Witcher III’s free DLC with paid expansions] was a good model for us; it worked pretty well for The Witcher III. I don’t see why we wouldn’t try to replicate that model with Cyberpunk 2077. We’re not talking about that yet, but it seems like that would be the smart way to go.
The upcoming video game will launch on PlayStation 4. It will be released on April 16, 2020.