ESRB rated yesterday Cyberpunk 2077, giving it a Mature rating. However, ESRB has claimed that there are in-game purchases in Cyberpunk 2077. Naturally, this confused a lot of gamers. After all, CD Projekt RED stated that the game would not feature any micro-transactions. Therefore, the team felt the need to clarify what these “in-game purchases” actually mean.
As CD Projekt RED’s Fabian Döhla claimed, Cyberpunk 2077 will not feature any microtransactions or in-game purchases. However, the game will have some expansions, similar to those of The Witcher 3. As such, ESRB’s “in-game purchases” description is, in actuality, these expansions.
Here is Fabian’s full statement:
“As we’ve said before, Cyberpunk 2077 is a single player game with no microtransactions. The ESRB info is based on the fact that expansions require the base game and are therefore treated as a purchase by the rating board.”
So yeah, in case you were confused by the ESRB rating, no. Cyberpunk 2077 will not have any in-game purchases. And yes. You will only pay for the base game and you’ll get full access to the entire game, without experiencing any paywalls.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on September 17th!