CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will indeed be getting a multiplayer mode post-launch.
CD Projekt Red has officially confirmed on Twitter that they have come around to the idea of implementing a multiplayer feature into Cyberpunk 2077. The studio stated that the much-anticipated title will receive a multiplayer mode sometime post-launch. The devs also highlighted that Cyberpunk 2077 will get some kind of free DLC and additional single-player content post-launch also but didn’t indulge into this aspect of the game just yet.
2/2 The plan for now is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) September 4, 2019
In a previous interview with Eurogamer, senior concept artist at CD Projekt Red Marthe Jonkers discussed the complexities surrounding a multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 “It’s possible if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit,” says Jonkers. “We would never make anything that’s not at least The Witcher standard for Cyberpunk. I don’t know what the future holds but we will make sure everything we make will be high quality.” Marthe continues “We are doing R&D into multiplayer but we’re focusing on single-player experience, and that’s what you’ll get in 2020. It doesn’t mean we’re saying no multiplayer, but it doesn’t mean we’re saying yes either. It’s still an R&D phase.”
Well, it seems as though the R&D phase is now over as CD Projekt Red have posted a recruitment page where eight jobs for a multiplayer team are listed in which it highlights roles for a design director, game designer, and a senior gameplay programmer.
It will be really interesting to see how CD Projekt Red go about adding a multiplayer into an open-world RPG, but I do secretly hope that they do something similar to what Rockstar North did with GTA online. Only time will tell and of course, we will keep you updated with any further news on this.
Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can preorder the game on Amazon right now.
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