CD project redthe studio behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077, apparently has no plans to implement microtransactions in its single-player games.

In an interview with Stockwatch.pl (spotted by PCGamer), CD Projekt Red CFO Piotr Nielubowicz answered the question of whether the studio would implement microtransactions in its future projects.

“We don’t see a place for microtransactions in the case of single-player games,” replies Piotr Nielubowicz (via Google Translate). “But we do not rule out the use of this solution in multiplayer projects in the future.”

While CD Projekt Red is known for its single-player games, the studio plans to at least incorporate multiplayer aspects into some of its future projects. In particular, the studio is developing a new game in The Witcher universe, codenamed Sirius. While details about the project are scarce, CD Projekt Red has previously stated that it will include both a single-player and multiplayer portion.

Nielubowicz’s comments come as fans continue to protest paywalls and in-game purchases, a controversy currently focused on Capcom’s latest single-player game, Dragon’s Dogma 2. Despite impressive sales on Steam, many players have criticized the presence of microtransactions in Dragon’s Dogma 2, especially because they make it easier to access certain sections designed to challenge players, and because they allow faster travel, for example.

However, some players have defended Dragon’s Dogma 2’s microtransactions, as the items you can purchase can also be accessed through the game. However, microtransactions in games remain a controversial topic, especially the idea of ​​​​implementing them in single-player games that cost more than 60 euros.


Erwan Lafleuriel is editor-in-chief of IGN France. He has been a slave to video games for forty years, only occasionally escaping to mourn his defeats Tweet.

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