Cyberpunk 2077 will be a single player game, that’s for sure. However, it appears that CD Projekt Red is starting to work on the multiplayer for the game. At Gamescom, the developer commented on the current status.
Marthe Jonkers, concept designer at developer CD Projekt Red, told Eurogamer that the multiplayer concept is not yet done. A small team is working on the design, but the project is still at an early stage of development. There seems to be no pressure to complete, as the developer does not want to implement a multiplayer that doesn’t feel right.
Multiplayer needs The Witcher quality
“If you introduce a multiplayer, it must be done right,” said Jonkers in the conversation with Eurogamer. “It’s very important to us that the player understands himself as part of the world and that’s where everything has to go together, so in the singleplayer campaign, that’s the case, so we definitely will not add a half-hearted multiplayer.”
“Cyberpunk is a big challenge”
The concept designer did not rule out that this high demand could also ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 ultimately remains without multiplayer. “We would never do anything that does not at least match the The Witcher quality for Cyberpunk.”
CD Projekt Red has grown a lot in recent years. Around 400 people would now work at the developer studio, writes Eurogamer. This creates space for new things, said Jonkers.
But she also pointed out the challenges in the development of Cyberpunk 2077: “In this game, gamers have much more freedom with their character, they can decide which relationships they want to invest in, and how the story should evolve is a very ambitious project. “
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16, 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.