Years ago, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED announced that it was making a multiplayer game set in the same sci-fi universe. The RPG was released a couple of years ago but there’s still no sign of multiplayer, and the developer has finally explained why, and the reason is kind of obvious when you hear it.
“The priority was that the main experience would work for people in really good shape,” Cyberpunk 2077 campaign director Phipp Weber told Eurogamer. (Opens in a new tab). “We wanted to do a lot of things at the same time, and we just needed to really focus and say, ‘Okay, what’s the important part?'” “
The developer has focused its attention on creating patches and updates for Cyberpunk 2077 and its background multiplayer mode. Like really in the back off the back burner.
enough on their plate
When Cyberpunk 2077 was released in late 2020, it got people talking for all the wrong reasons. Full of bugs, CD Projekt RED found themselves so busy correcting very obvious issues with their current game that any idea of a multiplayer mode was brought back. Launching the buggy cost them a fair cost, with the company’s stock plummeting soon after.
Glitches like Infinite money hack They still get deleted from the game, so it wasn’t surprising when Weber commented how “switching priorities means other R&D projects have to go away.”
That delay, as we found out last year, has turned into a complete cancellation.
At the time, CEO Adam Kisinski explained the company’s position on entering the multiplayer scene. “Let’s stress this here: CD Projekt RED makes AAA single-player story-based RPGs — and that doesn’t change. What does change is our long-term approach to the Internet.”
This was reflected in CD Projekt RED’s announcement that only one of the five upcoming Witcher games has been confirmed to include multiplayer elements. Kiciński also said “Instead of focusing primarily on one big online experience – or a game – we’re focused on someday getting all of our franchises online, [implementing] Online elements in our games where they make sense.”
We are still sitting patiently for it The long-awaited Cyberpunk DLCHowever, even if one day we get to explore Night City with our friends, you can expect that won’t happen anytime soon.