Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer In Question As CDPR ‘Reconsiders’ Plans
Though the developer hasn’t spoken on the subject in a while, fans have been expecting a multiplayer component for Cyberpunk 2077 since even before the RPG officially launched. However, it appears plans regarding the online title may not be as set in stone as they once were. Developer CD Projekt RED called into question Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer in a recent corporate strategy presentation, with company CEO Adam Kiciński sharing that the team has decided to “reconsider” the upcoming project.
“Previously we hinted that our next triple-A would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game, but we have decided to reconsider this now,” Kiciński said. “Given our new more systematic and agile approach, instead of primarily focusing on one big online experience or game, we are focusing on bringing online into all of our franchises one day.”
— CD PROJEKT IR (@CDPROJEKTRED_IR) March 30, 2021
Kiciński relayed this update in the midst of detailing CDPR’s refocused online strategy, with the CEO suggesting changing its approach to Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer might ultimately be best for maintaining the company’s signature “single-player DNA.” While he didn’t specify what this means for the anticipated online project, the new direction was said to involve taking “thoughtful steps to build robust online capabilities” with the studio’s “new online philosophy” in mind.
CD Projekt Red makes single-player, story-driven, triple-A RPGs. That is not changing. What is changing is our long-term approach to online. By this, we mean ensuring we are properly prepared to implement online elements in our games where they make sense.”
Not just establishing corporate strategy, CD Projekt RED also introduced a handful of other announcements during the presentation as well. On top of promising improved employee work conditions and more communicative PR campaigns, the developer also rolled out official 2021 roadmaps for both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series. While much of the roadmap was essentially announced before, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was revealed to have a new-gen update on the way for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.
What do you think? Are you bummed that Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer may not be happening anytime soon, or do you feel all this ‘reconsidering’ might result in an overall better experience? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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