Whenever I see CD Projekt Red written somewhere, I automatically assume terrible news. It pains me to say that I’m never wrong either.
This time the Polish devs have revealed that they are reconsidering their original stand on Cyberpunk 2077‘s online mode.
What was CD Projekt Red’s original stance on Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer?
The Polish game makers disclosed in December 2020 that enthusiasts could expect Cyberpunk 2077 to pack a multiplayer mode. More information on the same was expected to follow in the first quarter of 2021. Unfortunately, CDPR has now killed any hope of the game’s online mode release.
As a part of the company’s strategy update, CD Projekt Red unveiled a roadmap detailing the changes in the company’s focus and plans. The most notable change is that Cyberpunk 2077 will not receive a standalone multiplayer mode. CDPR, however, discussed bringing a potential technology that’ll bring the online mode into all of their franchises one day.
CDPR Joint CEO Adam Kicinski said,
“Previously we hinted that our next triple-A would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game, but we have decided to reconsider this plan,”CDPR Joint CEO Adam Kicinski
“Given our new systematic and more 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. We are building an online technology that can be seamlessly integrated into the development of our future games,”CDPR Joint CEO Adam Kicinski
With Cyberpunk 2077 now confirmed to continue in the absence of online mode, one can get the action-adventure game to receive patch updates, exciting DLCs, and next-gen support.
As disappointed as I was with this news, I think it’s essential we understand that CDPR has its hands full right now.
The series of unfortunate events that CDPR faced is endless. You can read every up and down related to Cyberpunk 2077 here.
For now, I’ll be more than stoked to enjoy my adventures in the Night City devoid of life-sucking bugs. The Polish game makers should address the hundreds of issues they’re facing right now than going overboard and end up being the center of another controversy.
About Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red.
The game is set in Night City, a seemingly utopian megalopolis where anything and everything is possible, on the surface, that is. We play as V, a mercenary that is after an implant that serves as the key to immortality. The humongous game world offers a lot of pathways, choices, allies, and enemies. The best part; every single choice and action of yours will forge the story around you!
Cyberpunk 2077 released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on December 10th, with a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X release set for 2021!