Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Hid Cheeky “We Leave Greed to Others” Message In New Reveal
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED gives a cheeky poke to publishers focusing on recurring revenue models and microtransactions.
During today’s reveal of Cyberpunk 2077 at Microsoft’s press E3 2018 press conference livestreamed from Los Angeles, CD Projekt RED hid a small and cheeky message.
Just before the airing of the trailer, the screen went back, and a “hacking” sequence began. Within the lines of code showcased on the screen we read “w3 l34V3 9R33d 2 0TH3r2” which transliterates as “We leave greed to others.”
This is a reference to a declaration made by the developer last year, in which they promised a “no bullshit” approach to the pricing of the game, mentioning that gamers would get what they pay for, which is a “huge single player, open world, story-driven RPG.” The message ended with “We leave greed to others,” which was an obvious poke to other developers that focus on recurring revenues and microtransaction-based business models.
Apparently, the policy did not change. Besides, it makes a great hacker-like message worthy of a Watch_Dogs game. Ok… wrong franchise.
This was not all, as a full-fledged message was hidden in a frame at the end of the video.
You can check out screenshots of the messages below.
[Thanks for the tip: Ami Tenoh]