CD Projekt RED, custodians of all things sternly single-player and sprawling, will be introducing other people to their far-off Cyberpunk 2077 RPG via nebulous “multiplayer features”.
“It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we’re going to add multiplayer features,” CD Projekt RED managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer.
Badowski wouldn’t be drawn on specifics for multiplayer in The Witcher 3 – announced as a single-player only game last month – but instead offered the barest hint of a wink: “We’re thinking about something,” he said.
It’s we’re in the dark about precisely what Cyberpunk’s multiplayer features will be, that might be because CD Projekt haven’t firmly decided on those features themselves. The game is still in the “prototyping stage”, with much of its team still to be hired.
“It’s the crucial moment for Cyberpunk because we have tonnes of ideas and we need to have the perfect direction and we have to be in-line with the global vision of the game,” Badowski told Eurogamer.
“We need to have precise, good, well-organised strike teams for that. The guys are working together brainstorming a lot, so a smaller team is better. And then we will go out to full production speed.”
All aboard the speculatram. There was a time when competitive multiplayer would have been unthinkable for a classical RPG like those CD Projekt make, but then Mass Effect 3 happened. Perhaps Cyberpunk would be better-suited to co-op world wandering, though, or something closer in spirit to Dark Souls or Journey.
What would you like a multiplayer Cyberpunk to look and feel like?