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The Witcher/Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Shares Stance On Microtransactions, Offers Update On Upcoming Projects

CD Projekt, the developer behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077, has stated that it doesn’t see a place for microtransactions in single-player games.

Speaking during an interview, Piotr Nielubowicz, Chief Financial Officer at CD Projekt was asked regarding the possibility of microtransactions being added to the company’s future games. In response, he stated that the studio behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 does not see a place for microtransactions in the case of single-player games. However, he added that the company does not rule out the use of this business model in the case of multiplayer projects.

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The Chief Financial Officer was also asked for an update on the development of The Witcher 4, The Witcher remake, and Project Polaris, and Project Sirius.

Regarding The Witcher 4, he mentioned that there are currently about 400 developers working on the game, with the support of about 50 people from shared services. He added that the target number of people involved in the project should be slightly higher than the existing number.

As for The Witcher remake, Nielubowicz stated that development is at the early stage of conceptual work. He believes that the remake will use the technology developed for the Polaris project.

On the subject of Project Polaris being an evolution or a revolution, he said that the company always strives to deliver a fresh experience, and that this would also be the case for Polaris.

With regards to Project Sirius, Nielubowicz mentioned that CD Projekt continues to work on the game and that it is more and more satisfied with the results. He added that there are currently less than 40 people are involved with the development of Sirius. According to him, the project is in the early pre-production stage, where a lot of the work is iterative. Ideas and key mechanics are currently undergoing testing. He reiterated that the company is more and more satisfied with the progress of work on Sirius.

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