CD Projekt Red has today confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will receive multiplayer functionality—but only after it has completely finished building out the single-player experience.
On Twitter, the studio wrote that free DLC and additional single-player content will follow the initial launch on April 16, 2020. Then “once we’re done,” the multiplayer suite will be added on.
This approach ensures that, as has been the case with the studio’s games historically (namely The Witcher series), the solo experience will take precedence.
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
Most recently, CD Projekt Red announced that it has removed almost all uses of the third-person perspective from Cyberpunk 2077, retaining it only for the inventory, vehicle segments, and a few cutscenes.
OnlySP’s Dimitric Edwards had the chance to see the game behind closed doors recently, finding that it shows CD Projekt Red “doubling down on its ability to create sprawling open-worlds full of deep, meaningful customization options, varied play styles, and consequential decisions for players to make.” Read his full impressions here.
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