The Witcher 4, Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel Won’t Have Microtransactions


CD Projekt Red said they have no plans to add microtransactions in single-player games, including The Witcher 4 and Cyberpunk 2077’s sequel. Whether most people wondered if they would, after The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 featured approximately zero microtransactions, is unclear, but apparently the Dragon’s Dogma 2 kerfuffle made someone at Stockwatch curious (thanks, PC Gamer).

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The Polish publication asked CDPR chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz about the possibility, and Nielubowicz said “we do not see a place for microtransactions in the case of single-player games.”

Some of those projects currently in development include The Witcher 4, codenamed Project Polaris; a remake of The Witcher, built from the ground up; Project Orion, a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077; and a new IP called Project Hadar.

The studio’s Boston, Massachusetts, branch is also working on Project Sirius, a Witcher multiplayer game. Nielubowicz's comment applied only to single-player games, so you can probably expect the usual range of cosmetics and battle passes whenever Project Sirius does launch.

Just don’t plan on that happening anytime soon. CDPR restarted development on the project in 2023. Meanwhile, The Witcher 4 is in pre-production, with over half of CDPR’s developers assigned to the project. The pre-production phase involves nailing down the project's scope, characters, and general narrative, so a release date probably won't happen for the next few years.

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