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Cyberpunk 2077 will be no bullcrap, “just honest gaming” says CD Projekt Red

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That disc you’re popping into your console, fresh out of its packaging and sporting that unmistakeable smell of hastily-ripped off plastic? It’s not just a game that you’ve bought. In all likelihood, it’s also a service platform designed to eke out a few bucks more from your pockets. 2017 has been the year of the loot box in the industry, but the writing has been on the wall for years now as publishers seek to make a bigger bank on their products.

There’s a buzz-term for that focus: Games as a service. It’s an idea wherein video games exist as a platform that can make cash beyond their initial sales push, providing a steady stream of income for months and even years to come. Some games actually do nail that idea, such as Destiny or Hitman’s episodic push. Other games end up looking downright predatory in their attempts, ala EA in 2017.

The point is, is that fans don’t want games as a service. They just want a game that they can sit back with and relax, content with the knowledge that they’re getting the full experience delivered to them. Such games on a grander high-budget level are a rarity now, but it’s a direction that The Witcher’s developers CD Projekt Red are remaining locked on. “Worry not. When thinking Cyberpunk 2077, think nothing less than The Witcher 3–huge single-player, open world, story-driven RPG,” the developer said in a tweet response to Pretty Good Gaming’s speculation about the direction of Cyberpunk 2077.

The original tweet that CDPR replied to was speculating on an interview from Polish financial publication Strefa,says GameSpot. In that interview, CDPR mentioned making Cyberpunk a bigger commercial success than The Witcher 3, with an online element possibly being implemented to do this. Look, wanting to do better is always a given with game developers, so such a comment isn’t exactly anything out of the ordinary.

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If there’s one thing that CDPR has managed to prove over the years, it’s that passion trumps everything. That actual love and dedication to creating the finest games without any strings attached and then letting said product stand on its own two feet? That’s what fans come back for and appreciate. There’s no solid release date yet for Cyberpunk 2077, but CDPR can take as long as they want with this project.

I’ve got a feeling that it’ll be worth the wait, and then some.

Last Updated: November 20, 2017

16 Comments

  1. While they most definitely proved themselves, it’s a dangerous game painting yourself as the saint of the gaming industry.

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    • Original Heretic

      November 20, 2017 at 09:16

      When it comes to the products they deliver to gamers, they’re not just saints, they’re gods.

      But then you read insider reports, from those that have worked at CDPR and they don’t come across as being saintly at all….

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  2. Deceased

    November 20, 2017 at 09:13

    I’ll wait patiently for this – I’ve supported CDPR from the first Witcher game, and will until they become the villain ( you die young or see yourself become the villain and all that )…

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  3. Ottokie

    November 20, 2017 at 09:20

    So blizzard is making videos to mock EA but they are the biggest contributor with Overwatch lootboxes. And CDPR is pretty much known to work their staff like slaves.

    Companies that make profit are not your friend my peeps…

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 20, 2017 at 09:51

      I take it you work for a non-profit organization? Hehe

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      • Ottokie

        November 20, 2017 at 10:00

        Indeed. And my clients are not my friends 😛

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  4. Guz

    November 20, 2017 at 09:35

    Hope we get some more free DLC again, but even if we dont, if its anything like the size and scope of ‘blood and wine’ i wouldn’t mind paying a bit extra. that’s how dlc should work imo

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    • Praise KEK

      November 20, 2017 at 10:09

      Blood and wine was huge. I loved heart of stone more, though.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 20, 2017 at 10:37

        HoS had one of the best stories in a game filled with good stories.

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        • Praise KEK

          November 20, 2017 at 12:58

          I was mesmerized. The tragedy, the broken hearts, and the conclusion was just epic.

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  5. Praise KEK

    November 20, 2017 at 10:05

    I really enjoyed Witcher 3 and the DLC was also magnificent. The worry I have, is the “too big, too fast” phenomenon. How long until CDPR begins to operate as just another game mill, pushing out sub par quality like the rest?

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