With Cyberpunk 2077‘s April 2020 release date fast approaching and The Witcher 3 landing on Switch in two days, GameSpot had the chance to interview John Mamais, head of the Krakow office, on a number of things.
Those interested in the full interview can check it out here, but there were some fascinating comments on hot button issues like microtransactions and the possibility of the Switch version.
In regards to microtransactions, by the sounds of Mamais’ comment, Cyberpunk 2077 will avoid them to prevent souring their previous good will.
I think it’s a bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game. It seems like it’s very profitable, though. It’s probably a hard decision for the guy that runs the business to decide if we should do it or not. But if everyone hates it, why would we do something like that and lose the goodwill of our customers?John Mamais to GameSpot
Since many would’ve thought The Witcher 3 landing on Switch was impossible, some are hopeful they can work some magic and find a way to eventually bring Cyberpunk 2077 over. While Mamais’ comment doesn’t completely dismiss it, odds of that are probably unlikely.
Who would have thought a game like The Witcher 3 would be possible on Switch, so who knows? I guess we’ll see, if we `decide to put it on the Switch, if we can do it. Probably not.John Mamais to GameSpot
But, before we worry about a possible Switch port, Mamais did confirm that there are some who think they’ll be able to release in April 16, 2020, where as others do not. Considering we have seen a number of big releases get delays and their commitment to deliver an amazing experience, at least we can probably assume that, when it does eventually release, be it on the planned day or sometime later, it will be in a good working state.