Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Responds To Games-As-A-Service Speculation With An Amazing Tweet

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red’s upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is one of the most anticipated games across the entire industry. Given the new trend towards the games-as-a-service model, some are wondering if the Polish studio’s new game will follow suit. That remains to be seen, but now CD Projekt Red has told fans not to worry, as Cyberpunk 2077 will offer “honest gaming” instead of something slimy.

In response to this Pretty Good Gaming video in which the hosts speculate on whether or not Cyberpunk 2077 may use a games-as-a-service model, CD Projekt Red released probably one of the strongest video game tweets of the year.

“Worry not. When thinking Cyberpunk 2077, think nothing less than The Witcher 3–huge single-player, open world, story-driven RPG,” reads a line from the tweet. “No hidden catch, you get what you pay for–no bullsh**; just honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. We leave greed to others.”

Pretty Good Gaming’s video used quotes from CD Projekt Red management in an interview Polish financial publication Strefa. The studio said CD Projekt Red wants to make Cyberpunk 2077 even more commercially successful than The Witcher 3 (of course), with the suggestion that it having an online element–which it might–helping the game to do this.

It is understandable and expected that CD Projekt Red would want Cyberpunk 2077 to be even more of a success than The Witcher 3. The Witcher 3 has reportedly sold 10 million copies. Often times games use an online element to help maintain and grow its playerbase over time. The Witcher 3 has no multiplayer mode, and, impressively, its sales still managed to grow more than a year after release. Back in 2013, CD Projekt Red confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will have some multiplayer element, but it remains to be seen what this will be.

Cyberpunk 2077 in a dystopian future and is being made in partnership with Cyberpunk RPG designer Mike Pondsmith. Platforms have not been announced, but PS4, Xbox One, and PC seem likely.

In October, CD Projekt Red said development on Cyberpunk 2077 is “progressing as planned,” adding that “in this case, silence is the cost of making a great game.” Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red acknowledged that early Cyberpunk 2077 files had leaked and were being held for ransom.

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Hitman’s Elusive Targets Are Back for a Limited Time

IO Interactive has brought Elusive Targets back to Hitman for a limited time.

Sergei Larin (aka The Forger) is currently active in Paris and will remain active until November 27, being the first of many Elusive Targets cycling through the episodic assassination game, according to IO Interactive.

Elusive Targets are unique contracts that players only have one chance to kill. Whether they succeed or fail, that attempt is all there is. Elusive Targets do not appear on the map or in Instinct. Instead players will need to parse clues from briefing materials and study their reference photograph to track down their target.

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The Latest Fortnite Battle Royale Update Is All About Balance

Fortnite‘s latest updates its free-to-play mode Battle Royale are here, and all about balance. This latest update has added a brand new weapon, shifted some of the balance on other weapons, and picks up some of the slack on team killers.

This update brings in a new version of the SMG, a much more stealthy and quiet version: the silenced SMG. But this isn’t the only weapon at attention with these changes. The standard SMG will be improved in terms of damage and magazine size.

In additions to balancing the SMG, the supposed legendary drop of the bush consumable isn’t so legendary any more. The devs heard your feedback and have lowered the drop rate for the item, making it just a wee bit harder to get your hands on.

Going forward, the team does want to make the fan-made rocket and grenade riding an actual feature of the game. Support will eventually come, as long as it doesn’t cause any game-breaking issues. A public test server is also in the works.

As for team kills, Epic is finally addressing the issue. After admitting that team kills were something the team did drop the ball on, they are working towards a solution. It should be noted that this update doesn’t fix the issue. As of right now, all you can do as a player is report those who are playing in malicious and unfair ways, and your feedback will help develop the system they intend to put into place as a solution.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation White Noise Operators And Map Details Revealed

Rainbow Six Siege‘s Pro Finals are well underway, and with them comes new details about the latest expansion for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One game. We got our hands on Operation White Noise and tried its new operators and its beautiful new map, Mok Myeok Tower, and you can see all the new gameplay footage in our video above. We’re still waiting on a release date, but technical test servers for Operation White Noise go live on November 20.

We knew Operation White Noise was bringing a “high-tech communications tower” in Seoul to the game, but now we got to check out this beautiful new level for ourselves. It’s a three level map where defenders get the bottom two floors and attackers get the top two floors plus exterior, providing lots of opportunity for vertical gunfights. The interior space puts both teams on even footing.

The first of the three new operators, Dokkaebi, is focused on hacking cameras and opponents’ cell phones, which is a major game changer for attackers. The other attacker, Zofia, fires concussion and impact grenades at range, allowing her to play a key support role. The third Operator, defender Vigil, has an ability that renders him invisible to drones and cameras, a good counterpoint to Dokkaebi.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s free weekend ends today on PS4 for PS Plus subscribers and on Xbox One owners with a Xbox Live Gold membership. You can also pick up the game at a 60% discount until November 27. Players who purchase the game after the free weekend will be able to carry their progress over to the full title. Many retailers are also offering discounts on Rainbow Six Siege as part of their Black Friday sales; Walmart will have the title for $19, while the Gold Year 2 Edition will be $25 at Best Buy.

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Best Black Friday Laptop and PC Deals

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

Black Friday 2017 is soon upon us. Several vendors have already released their Black Friday ads. Although the deals are not yet live, it’s definitely not too early to peruse through the list of items and see what grabs your attention. I’ve already started compiling IGN’s Black Friday mega post right here, and will keep adding as new deals surface.

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Call Of Duty: The Highs And Lows

On last week’s episode of Reboot, Mike and Jake discussed the many shortcomings of Call of Duty: WWII’s campaign. This week, they dig deeper into the franchise, answer viewer questions, and discuss what makes a good World War II game.

The gruesome twosome also delves into behind-the-scenes aspects of their process, from forming an argument for each episode of the show, and what it means when their opinion conflicts with those of other GameSpot’s staffers. (Hint: It’s really not that surprising).

This week also marks the penultimate episode of Reboot’s second season. So be sure to comment on this video or hit Mike and Jake up on Twitter, with suggestions of how they can improve the show going forward. It’s been a fun ride, and they’re looking forward to more episodes to come.

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