This week has been a busy one considering all the developments around CD Projekt’s new title. As Cyberpunk 2077 gets closer to its release, we keep hearing about various aspects of the game. Today, the developers re-clarified that the game will not include any in-game purchases or microtransactions.
Moreover, they provide an explanation as to why ESRB rated the game with the description of “contains in-game purchases”. CD Projekt RED’s Fabian Döhla claims that the game will not include any in-game purchases at all. Moreover, the game will not even feature microtransactions to let players buy some customization items.
ESRB rated Cyberpunk 2077 as “contains in-game purchases” because of the possible DLCs CD Projekt wants to release. “They are also counted as in-game purchases,” Fabian states.
“As we’ve said before, Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game with no microtransactions. The ESRB info is based on the fact that expansions require the base game and are therefore treated as a purchase by the rating board,” says Fabian Döhla.
Therefore, we can say that the game is still sticking to its cores by only allowing process-based gains. As a player, you pay for the game once and play without any restrictions. If you are looking for an example, you should take a look at the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt demonstrates a nice way of handling singleplayer games.