Previously, we knew that Cyberpunk 2077 wouldn't feature microtransactions of any kind, as CD Projekt first revealed last year. Now, the developer has confirmed that while this is still very much the case, Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer component will feature microtransactions.
Tweeting earlier today, the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account commented that "nothing's changed" with regards to microtransactions being absent from the base game. However following up to this, the account said that "Cyberpunk multiplayer/online, which is a separate project, will have some microtransactions, but we said that a year ago already."
This all comes off the back of CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński saying that the company is looking to design monetization "in a way that makes people happy spending money" at a recent financial earnings call (thanks, Eurogamer). Kiciński goes on to say that while we can expect them in Cyberpunk 2077, they "won't be aggressive," and "won't upset gamers."
As you might imagine, this stoked fears that CD Projekt was looking to implement microtransactions in the base Cyberpunk 2077 game later this year, hence the updates from the official game's Twitter account. Cyberpunk 2077's online component is still at least a year away from releasing, with CD Projekt previously saying to expect the project at some point after 2021.
Cyberpunk 2077's base game, however, is due to release later this year on November 17, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It'll be available to play on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S as soon as the next-gen consoles launch, and CD Projekt recently revealed that the game will be supported with more DLC/expansions than The Witcher 3.