It doesn't really take much to convince a Shacker that CD PROJEKT RED is an awesome video game company. It was that love and respect for the company's games that lead The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to be named Shacknews Game of the Year 2015. The studio has been somewhat silent recently outside of handling complaints about the CD PROJEKT RED's crunch-like development cycles. This weekend they broke the silence about their upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 in response to a tweet claiming that the game would be a "game as a service" to make it more "commercially significant." Their response was pure gold.
.@PrettyBadTweets Worry not. When thinking CP2077, think nothing less than TW3 — huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG. No hidden catch, you get what you pay for — no bullshit, just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) November 19, 2017
It is refreshing to hear that the current landscape of loot crates and microtransactions has not affected CD PROJEKT RED's vision of Cyberpunk 2077. "We leave greed to others," could definitely be construed as a shot at EA after the tough Star Wars Battlefront 2 launch they have had with multiple stumbles regarding monetization of the game. Either way, it is refreshing to hear that Cyberpunk 2077 will be nothing less than The Witcher 3. If they can live up to that claim, it could very likely be Shacknews Game of the Year 2077.