CD Projekt RED: no loot boxes in Cyberpunk 2077!20 November 2017
CD Projekt RED studio has been developing its role-playing video game Cyberpunk 2077 so slowly and for so long that suspicions about the very possibility of its release appeared on the Internet. Information about rejecting RedEngine and simultaneous opening of fifty job positions planted some concern for the project.
However, the company CEO, Adam Kiciński, dispelled the fans’ doubts in his interview with the Polish publication Puls Biznesu. He noted that Cyberpunk 2077 got its own engine, a one more suitable for its individual features. And its improvement will continue until the games’ release.
Regarding the assumed staff turnover, CD Projekt RED CEO said that the workflow is progressing as expected and there are no special problems with the staff. Over 300 professionals are working on the new game and this number will grow. It should be pointed out that even in the most active periods of working on The Witcher series a much smaller amount of people was involved.
Also, information appeared on the company Twitter page about Cyberpunk 2077 being made without microtransactions and loot boxes. Gamers will get exactly what they pay for - a role-playing action with a plot, in a cyberpunk setting, with a big open world and not just another "service." The post ends with a clear allusion to the scandal surrounding Electronic Arts: "We leave greed to others."
However, the game release date is still unknown and is expected to be out not earlier than 2018.