This decision by CD Projekt Red for single-player games will excite gamers

Event released on March 22, Dragon's Creed 2 was the target of intense criticism. Although it was embraced by critics, Capcom's latest addition failed to captivate gamers, especially given its microtransaction-laden store. Nothing surprising when you know the publisher, a practice that wasn't to everyone's taste though, with a Steam page the victim of negative notes at launch. A controversy that CD Projekt Red intends to avoid, opting for a rather solid decision.

cd projekt red wants to avoid the destruction of dragon lore 2

The big releases keep coming, and so do the controversies. The presence, or abundance in his case Dragon's Creed 2microtransactions in a game continue to be divisive. While the hum is audible and understandable, when play is directly affected, as it was Star Wars Battlefront 2 in 2017, the issue is more debatable for solo games where microtransactions don't punish those who don't put their hand in their pocket.


But with games getting more and more expensive, it's hard to side with publishers. And such controversy, CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the franchise The Witcheror the now very good Cyberpunk 2077wishes to avoid it. After being the target of intense criticism for his handling of his release Cyberpunk 2077both before and after the game's release, the Polish studio managed to restore its image with the long-awaited 2.0 of its ARPG.

Cyberpunk 2077

Although player discontent is directed elsewhere, CD Projekt Red is not out of the sand. Players will not forget the disaster associated with its release Cyberpunk 2077, especially console gamers. However, more skeptics can rest assured that the publisher's single-player games won't be welcoming microtransactions anytime soon, if we believe an interview Piotr Nielubowicz gave to : We see no room for microtransactions in single player games“.

The Witcher 3

Apparently, CD Projekt Red is leaving the possibility of including microtransactions in future multiplayer games. “We do not rule out using this solution in the future in the case of multiplayer projectsNielubowicz explains. Among the projects that could be affected by such an addition, we find Project Sirius, the game The Witcher multiplayer developed by The Molasses Flood. Although development on the title was put on hold early last year, the project is reportedly progressing well, with Karolina Gnas, vice president of investor relations, saying “more and more satisfied“.

the Witcher 4 was expected around the corner

But Project Sirius isn't the only behemoth in CD Projekt Red's pipeline. We also find the long-awaited The Witcher 4. After the excellent The Witcher 3the Geralt of Rivia franchise will return, without the witcher, for a project that will serve as a reboot. A separate title, without Geralt of Rivia, that will give birth to a whole new saga. For The Witcher 4, CD Projekt Red is also abandoning REDengine in favor of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5. And if we are to believe the words of Nielubowicz, The Witcher 4 it should therefore not have microtransactions.

The Witcher 4

Nothing is fixed in the field of video games, everything can change drastically. Especially from this one The Witcher 4 is advanced as a mountain, with a game that “don't just repeat what has been done before“. At the moment 400 people are working on the project, it remains to be seen when the first images of the next title in the saga will reach us.

After a master's degree in Journalism at IEJ, I joined Hitek's editorial team permanently in 2017. Passionate about video games, new technologies, science fiction and pancakes, I am happy to share my interests with the largest number. Always ready for a Jägerbomb on the terrace.

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