Following The Witcher 3‘s success, CD Projekt Red has become recognized as a sort of “god-tier” developer. The studio delivered an incredible game, without implementing any nasty microtransactions. There was still paid-for expansions, but there were also free, smaller content drops. It was a system that gamers grew to love, and the game succeeded, at least in part, because of it.
In an interview with PC Gamer, CD Projekt Red’s co-founder, Marcin Iwinski, commented on the current controversies surrounding loot boxes and aggressive microtransactions:
The moment they feel you are reaching out for their wallet in any unfair way, they will be vocal about it. And—frankly speaking—I think it’s good for the industry … Things often look great from a spreadsheet perspective, but decision makers often aren’t asking themselves the question of ‘How would gamers feel, or is this offer a fair one?’. Gamers are striking back, and I really hope this will change our industry for the better.
Here’s hoping the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 follows the same anti-loot box and microtransactions strategy!
Source: PC Gamer