CD Projekt Red is currently exploring what multiplayer could look like in Cyberpunk 2077.
At gamescom this week, CD Projekt Red has been showing a tonne of Cyberpunk 2077. Attendees got to see the game’s behind-closed-doors E3 demo, and the rest of us poured over new screenshots.
Although all of that is obviously focusing on the single-player campaign, CD Projekt Red’s previous shaky answers on the possibility of adding multiplayer to Cyberpunk 2077 invited more questions
“We are doing R&D into multiplayer but we’re focusing on single-player experience, and that’s what you’ll get in 2020,” senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers told Eurogamer.
“It doesn’t mean we’re saying no multiplayer, but it doesn’t mean we’re saying yes either. It’s still an R&D phase.”
Whatever that ends up being, however, Jonkers stressed that it has to be a good fit.
“The single-player experience, it all fits together. We’re not just going to slap some [multiplayer] feature in and that’ll be it,” he said.
“Immersion is super important for us and we have to make sure everything fits together. It’s possible if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. We would never make anything that’s not at least The Witcher standard for Cyberpunk.”
It sounds like CD Projekt Red is genuinely still trying to define what Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer would even be, so it’s a fair bet the mode – should it ever materialise – won’t be there at the game’s launch.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out April 16 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.