Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference was an exciting one thanks to Cyberpunk 2077 and Keanu Reeves. One attendee even got a free Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition for calling Keanu Reeves “breathtaking”.
However, the attendee refused the Collector’s Edition and asked CD Projekt Red to donate a go-kart to a children’s hospital. This request from him didn’t sit well with rest of the community who accused him of strongarming CD Projekt Red.
— Peter “Breathtaking” Sark ? #XboxFanFest (@petertheleader) June 10, 2019
Many Twitter users have criticized him for refusing the gift and asking CD Projekt Red to make an expensive donation. One Twitter user said:
“This is really dickish. Like, yeah, donating to charity is a really nice thing, but now you’re trying to force them to spend $3000+ instead of $200+ and then guilt tripping people with a sad story. Not cool.”
sometimes you just gotta accept the gift and move on. its like offering a game to someone and that person goes "I'd rather you donate a console to [insert charity]" and then when they won't/can't do it, it looks bad on the gifter
— Dashboard Rage (@dashboardrage) June 11, 2019
While this is a good request to donate a go-kart to the children’s hospital. But, he didn’t need to ask the developers to do it. We live in a word where collectors pay a pretty penny to buy collector’s editions which themselves are in limited quantity.
This results in the collectors engaging in a bidding war for the desired Collector’s Edition. All he had to do was accept the Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition as a gift and then list it on eBay to cover the expenses for the go-kart himself.
In my opinion, it’s rude of him to refuse a gift of Cyberpunk 2077 Collector’s Edition from CD Projekt Red and ask them for an expensive donation.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person action RPG in development at CD Projekt Red. The game is scheduled to launch on April 16, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.