Speaking with PC Gamer, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwiński was asked where him and his team stand on the fiasco revolving around loot boxes. Iwiński said that they stand by their decision to not include loot boxes and the belief that if you purchase a full version of the game, you should get all the content. Iwiński stated…
“‘Conversation’ sounds way too nice to describe what was happening last year. I would rather call it community backlash, and this time around, it wasn’t just the hardcore community, there were a lot of really pissed off gamers out there and they decided to speak up. Where we stand is quite simple and you could see it with all of our past releases—most recently The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and GWENT. If you buy a full priced game, you should get a big, polished piece of content, which gives you many, many hours of fun gameplay.
“The definition of ‘many’ may vary on a title-by-title basis, but in our case it was always 50-60+ hours of the main story-line, with up to a couple of hundred of hours of side activities—if you really wanted to max out the title. To me, this is a fair deal. You get what you paid for, plus we are always trying our best to overdeliver. There is no better PR than a happy gamer recommending your title to their friends.”
CD Projekt Red are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077.