CD Projekt RED Boss Says Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have “Online Elements”
With the success of CD Projekt RED’s Witcher franchise, it’s no surprise that fans are incredibly eager to learn more about the studio’s upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077. Very little is known about the futuristic sci-fi RPG, so every little bit of information that comes around is a morsel of gaming heaven. Previous rumors of the title containing some sort of online presence has now been confirmed by CD Project RED boss, Adam Kicinski .
CDPR’s CEO, Adam Kicinski recently had an interview with Polish investment site, Strefa Inwestorow. The interview covered all of CDPR’s IP’s, and even confirmed that Witcher 4 was not in the cards. The team seems to be focused heavily on GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and, of course, Cyberpunk 2077. The company is striving to improve on their already proven formula, which is evident in Kicinski’s interview:
“We want to experiment in new fields that were not yet explored in the Witcher. I can’t say much about Cyberpunk, although our ambitions are set really high because that is our style of work. We want to go even higher, and especially seeing how we’re having a business chat, we’re interested in Cyberpunk being commercially even more significant.”
As the interview continued, the CD Projekt RED boss mentioned that the company is heavily invested in Cyberpunk’s success, and is expecting the title to outdo Witcher 3. One of the features that will separate the two is the online presence. Kicinski claims that “Online is necessary, or very recommended if you wish to achieve a long-term success. At some point, we have mentioned that there will be a certain online element related to Cyberpunk.”
Many have speculated that Cyberpunk’s online features will most likely be a Social Hub of sorts, sort of like the farm in Destiny 2. The rumored hub could possibly be the shared space that bridges single player campaigns and any multiplayer elements that may be included. The CD Projekt Red boss, nor any other CDPR employee has neither confirmed nor denied these claims, but as always, nothing is confirmed until an official announcement is made. Continuing on about the importance of online play in today’s gaming world, Kicinski stated:
“Multiplayer is strategically important, playing online is strategically important, because we want to have a commercial leg for service type games, games which generate stable income, period to period, which are built. Of course, every game ends after a number of years, some service type games function even after 10 years, but outside our main source of income, meaning big names, it’s building a stable source of income. And in the future, we can imagine a lot of connections between big games and service type games – We have to acknowledge it, it is obvious.”
Cyberpunk 2077‘s online elements are still yet to be determined, but it’s hard not to respect the fact that the company is working outside their comfort zone to provide an optimal gaming experience. Whether or not the leap of faith will pan out will be determined when the title releases, though that date has yet to be announced. What do you think the CD Projekt RED boss means by “online elements”? What are you hoping for out of the new title? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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