Wednesday, May 6th 2020

CD Projekt RED Scrambles to Clarify "In Game Purchases" ESRB Rating for Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt RED scrambled to clarify the "in game purchases" ESRB rating "Cyberpunk 2077" received. The ESRB rating exploded on social media earlier this week, with gamers fearing CDPR's magnum opus action RPG to be riddled with microtransactions - something both gamers and CDPR have strong views against. A CDPR representative Twinfinite spoke with clarified that the "in game transactions" tag is now required by games that may receive expansions in the future. Most game main-menus now include some sort of shortcuts to obtain expansion DLCs or news from the developers. Implementing something of that sort in Cyberpunk 2077 would mean tripping the "in-game purchases" marker with ESRB. Cyberpunk 2077 is on-course for a September 17, 2020 release.
Source: Twinfinite
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8 Comments on CD Projekt RED Scrambles to Clarify "In Game Purchases" ESRB Rating for Cyberpunk 2077

#1
windwhirl
Everyone, save your pitchforks. They are innocent.
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#2
ZeppMan217
Honestly, if they sold some non-gameplay affecting crap for cash with an option to get it using in-game money without grind, I wouldn't mind, provided the real money option is not integrated into the game, a la Dead Space 3.
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#3
ab3e
DLCs are in game purchase technically ! You have to be a naive nab to believe that CDPR will have BS microtransactions. It will be like Witcher 3 they will sell expansions. This label "in-game transactions" is too broad. The ESRB want that, they dont want to get into specifics and start labeling DLC separate from loot boxes and slot like in game microtransactions :))) ......
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#4
Tartaros
ab3e
DLCs are in game purchase technically ! You have to be a naive nab to believe that CDPR will have BS microtransactions. It will be like Witcher 3 they will sell expansions. This label "in-game transactions" is too broad. The ESRB want that, they dont want to get into specifics and start labeling DLC separate from loot boxes and slot like in game microtransactions :))) ......
Is not that easy. There are DLCs that are full fledged expansions in the old 90s meaning to pissy small campaigns fragmented and all of them sum the same as an old school expansion or a myriad of skins one by one that in its sum would be part of an expansion, like fighting games tend to do. By what parameters and when do we drop the DLC term? In megabytes of content? In hours of content? In new features?

Is one of those cases that is better to leave a broader term and just clarify by yourself like in this case or else we get into a lawmaking rabbit hole no one wants to dive in.
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#5
Chomiq
I will never buy anything from them again. Now how do I burn digital copies of their games as a sign of my protest?

/s
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#6
R-T-B
Chomiq
I will never buy anything from them again. Now how do I burn digital copies of their games as a sign of my protest?

/s
Feed them to my frog maw.
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#7
Vayra86
We should take the pitchforks to ESRB because what has really happened here is the lobby for MTX won the game.

They now force non-MTX ridden, fair games to put the same sticker on the box as themselves, effectively making it useless.

That all started with this rat infested lobby club
www.theesa.com/

Its worth a look, their stance on right to repair for example... And numerous other things.
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#8
robot zombie
Chomiq
I will never buy anything from them again. Now how do I burn digital copies of their games as a sign of my protest?

/s
Easy... download it all, remove the drive, put CDPR sticker on, smash with engineers hammer, post pictures on reddit. Enjoy your upvotes.
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