According to CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 will not be an Epic Game Store exclusive title.
Last December, Epic Games made a big splash by announcing the Epic Games Store, a digital storefront that would compete with longtime PC game retailer, Steam.
For the longest time, Steam had a deadlock on the PC games market. Despite taking a 30% cut to do little more than provide a bulletproof app to find and purchase games (and also a server farm to make getting those games quick and easy) Steam was the unchanging, immovable edifice of PC gaming. And for the most part, PC gamers love Steam so there was little reason to complain.
Game developers, however, did complain. Indie devs got lost in the giant sea of games while big-name developers lost a big part of their revenue.
Enter Epic Games, creators of Fortnite and a bunch of other games that weren’t quite as successful as Fortnite. They decided to upend the Steam paradigm with a 12/88 revenue split and a small, carefully curated list of games to choose from.
That got game developer’s attention in a big way to the point where a bunch of them jumped to Epic to become Epic Games Store exclusives. Games like Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Metro Exodus, and Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will only be available on Epic Games Store.
This got a few people worried that Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red’s upcoming cyberpunk RPG, would also become an Epic Games Store exclusive. One even asked the devs outright on Twitter if they were considering moving to Epic.
Cyberpunk’s response should put everyone’s fears at ease.
Yeaaaaaaaaah.... Pass on that.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 8, 2019
There have been a few other notable reveals on the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter feed. First and foremost, there will be zero microtransactions. None. Nada. Zilch.
There will also be no third-person camera view. Sorry to everyone who prefers to see the world from over someone else’s shoulder, but that’s not going to be in Cyberpunk 2077.
We have no plans to add TPP to the game, sorry!— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 12, 2019
And finally, there will be no Battle Royale mode to compete with the likes of Apex Legends, Fortnite, and every other game that will include the mode before Cyberpunk 2077 releases.
We still don’t know when Cyberpunk 2077 will arrive, but our money is sometime next year.