Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Have In-Game Purchases but Will Include Paid Expansions

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Cyberpunk 2077 looks to continue CD Projekt's Red dedication to making quality games that don't need loot boxes or forced attempts at live-service gaming, which are things that plagued titles like Anthem. However, some fans were worried when the game's ESRB rating revealed that there would be "in-game purchases," which made many think that the game would have some form of loot box function. That's not the case at all, as it turns out since the company just plans on making paid expansions for the game.

While DLC is often a questionable exercise, there's nothing wrong about adding new in-game stories and environments. This is the case with the upcoming paid expansions that CD Projekt Red is planning, as they explained to ComicBook.com. TLDR, no paid loot boxes but you will have to pay for extra story content set after the game, which is just dandy.

Even with The Witcher 3 on their resume, Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't exactly been safe from controversy. Due to a delay, the company confirmed that they would be utilizing "crunch" culture, which they had been criticized for in the past. CD Projekt Red isn't the only company that does this - just ask any former Naughty Dog employees - but that doesn't mean it's right.

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Sorry about that. I love the games that CD Projekt Red makes and it depresses me to know that their employees were pushed to the brink just to give us some form of entertainment.

Cyberpunk 2077 comes out this September for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.

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