Geralt’s voice actor hasn’t been called in to do any lines for Cyberpunk 2077

A year back, the voice actor behind The Witcher’s Geralt, Doug Cockle, said CD Projekt was open to giving him a small cameo in its next game, Cyberpunk 2077. It looks like this might not happen now, however.

Nitrowolf21903d ago

Well if it’s a small cameo it’s not like they need him there ASAP.

Line could be recorded in probably a few hours. If it’s that small of a part

r3f1cul1902d ago

ok, and??? how does it matter honestly ?


Xbox CFO: Microsoft Wants to Drive High-Margin Sales on PlayStation & Nintendo

Microsoft has once again reiterated that the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard was mostly about securing a foothold in the mobile market, CFO Tim Stuart has said. In addition, the executive explained that Microsoft intends to drive high-margin sales on both PlayStation and Nintendo.

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Jin_Sakai9h ago

Might as well go 3rd party and get this over with.

darthv728h ago

They can support their own platforms as well as others without going full 3rd party. with the Sony/Nintendo fans buying... it only serves to benefit MS fans who just use GP.

There was some article the other day that said kids are wanting more subs for xmas instead of physical games. i don't know how accurate that is but it sounds like the next generation is less about ownership and more about just playing to have fun.

Tacoboto6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Exactly, to that final point in particular. What makes games so sacred that they'd be immune from changes in purchasing trends across almost every single industry?

Phone subscriptions, Music subscriptions, movie subscriptions, food/meal subscriptions, grocery delivery subscriptions, automotive subscriptions; if you're someone growing up with these especially, why stop and put your foot down suddenly at $70 video games, which then have their own subscriptions in the form of seasonal battle passes and Mtx?

So long as there remain quality single player experiences and respectable pathways to ownership/preservation, I don't particularly see a problem.

crazyCoconuts6h ago

My simplistic interpretation is that to drive more revenue with higher margins, MS would use it's large catalog of games to negotiate a larger cut of the game sales on PS/Nintendo.
Like, for example, Sony might get less than 30% for MS published games. I kinda think that might imply they'll be throwing in some previously exclusive titles to sweeten the deal... we'll see

dumahim6h ago

Kind of makes sense. I can see how a kid would rather have an ongoing sub to have access to a ton of games rather than getting a game or two now and then. They're not the one footing the bill.

Hofstaderman5h ago

I read that most kids want Spiderman 2.

Christopher5h ago

You are correct, kids are ill-informed on the importance of ownership. We shouldn't let kids decide the future of the market.

Redemption-645h ago

I belive that was misleading, digital sales is increasing, so of course kids born in the digital age would prefer cards that allow them to purchase games online rather than physical games. This can also simply be cause subscription is required to play online on consoles. People are buying them because they have to

Jingsing5h ago

Yeah I won't be subsidizing GamePass on other platforms.

fr0sty4h ago

They aren't making money by investing in R&D for hardware that doesn't recoup its costs... they lose money on hardware, their only profits are from services, so it only makes sense for them to just support their services and leave the hardware up to the ones who can actually sell it.

fr0sty4h ago

As for subscriptions taking over everything else... look at how the movie and TV show subscription market is imploding right now... It isn't working out very well for them. Disney has more subs than netflix, for instance, but is still losing money.

Profchaos2h ago

Yeah what a weird thing to ask for I know some of my greatest memories as a kid centred around unwrapping consoles and games on Christmas if someone gave me a subscription that I only had for 12 months I'd be a bit disappointed it's like the modern gift card in a way

Godmars2902h ago

But they can only do that by buying up 3rd parties. And in that, if they announcing such was the plan, they're doing it wrong by making certain titles exclusive to their own platform(s).

Crows901h ago

Less about ownership and more about playing to have fun....

As if people didn't always play to have fun.

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Melankolis52m ago

They grow up with mobile apps, such is inevitable

huxlwyjones4m ago

They won't though, the console is done.

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Great idea! Let Playstation monopolize high-powered home consoles so they can hike up console, game, and subscription prices at their leisure.


CobraKai6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

I agree. Why not? It might be better for gaming as a whole, but then it would be less competition on the console side and that’s never good.

Crows901h ago

Sorry..there's no competition on the console side ...let's not pretend that there is

DeusFever5h ago

I’d buy the shit out of Halo on PS5. Money is on the table.

Hofstaderman5h ago

As long as its pre-Halo 4 quality. I love the crap out of Halo Reach.

Aloymetal5h ago

That's coming for sure and it's inevitable and MS know this very well, they realized long ago that they can't compete with Sony and Ninty in the hardware/software department that's why they were forced to create gamepass back in June 2017 (7 yrs ago) but even that hasn't worked for them, nothing has changed, they're still and will continue to crawl way behind so yeah, it's only a matter of time.

Christopher4h ago

Their goal is to force their service onto other platforms and take the majority of those profits otherwise you don't get our library of games unless your users pay way more for it. Thereby they shrink competition gains naturally and spread their own service to the full market.

I'm personally not a fan of the subscription model. I tend to continue to just buy my games on sale and I have too many games to play as it is, let alone games I know I want to play and can whenever I want, not whenever they're on a subscription service.

ApocalypseShadow59m ago(Edited 57m ago)

I'm surprised someone got what's going on.

It's unheard of that a competitor not only makes money on another platform, they can withhold content and or, dictate terms. And, they and their fans think this is good for the industry as a whole that a huge corporation is doing this. Or that Sony and Nintendo deserve it because they were/are doing it the right way by trying to make the best games they can.

Blows my mind that part of the community doesn't get it or cares one way or the other. That's why again and again I spoke against the nonsense that started as soon as they entered the industry and put services in motion like paying for online that I knew would affect everyone else. Totally unreal.

neutralgamer19922h ago

I don’t believe anything they say because the whole reason they bought Bethesda was because they had a fear that Sony may get it timed exclusive and than they turn around and make it a permanent exclusive

It’s very hard to take any of these executives seriously because they will say one thing and their actions are completely opposite of their words

thesoftware7301h ago

Or keep eating off of the 2 higher selling platforms and their own

Eat eat eat.

This has got to be the most savage move in recent gaming history. Purchase the highest grossing games in the industry and get a cut no matter where people buy it.

PS owners don't loose some huge games, and MS effectively stuffs their pockets with money from every angle, PC, PS, Nintendo, cloud, handheld PC, mobile and anything that supports GP.

Brilliant! Phil ain't going nowhere lol.

while remaining a major player in the market.

ApocalypseShadow36m ago(Edited 30m ago)

More like shady. But Microsoft and Phil are good guys and pro consumer. Great for the industry./S

Introduced paying for online, not recalling a shitty made console that red lighted, making gamers for years pay for xbl just to play free to play games, tried to introduce always online drm, tried to force a camera for advertising purposes and profit off of who was in the room with you, having lots of money but not producing quality at the output of their competitors who are worth less money, trying to groom and influence gamers over to digital where you either don't own anything, or it's a one time purchase with no resell like Windows. Introduces a rental service to influence gamers into services instead of buying. When real value comes from buying a quality product.

Buying the camera tech Sony was working with on with PS2 with the Israeli company and turned it into Kinect. Giving in to Immersion on haptics then investing in Sony's lawsuit with Immersion to profit from it. Going behind the scenes with the MLB to force Sony to go multi platform with their baseball game instead of making one themselves. Then using the game on game pass to hurt Sony's sales of that game.

Buying up publishers not to help increase it increase their game output, but to take away or profit off of their competitors where they can dictate terms on what they make on other's consoles.

But you support this shitty company through and through like they are the best or consumer friendly. They aren't even developer friendly. Xbox fans have got to be the most ignorant gamers in the fact that they support the nonsense Microsoft's pulls. But have the nerve to try to pull Nintendo and Sony down to Microsoft's level when they have been the ones increasing the quality of games and making innovative products Microsoft copied from but doesn't have the soul of a game company. They don't even care about games. Just profits. Scum.