Cyberpunk's multiplayer 'reconsidered'

Online integration of future releases the main talking point

Cyberpunk's multiplayer reconsidered

After being hyped up alongside the single player game, it looks as though Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer is being reconsidered. CD Projekt had always stated the multiplayer was developed by another independent team and would release at a later date.

On yesterday's CDPR Group: Strategy Update, the Studio’s joint CEO Adam Kiciniski had this to say regarding multiplayer:

“Previously we hinted that our next triple-A would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game, but we have decided to reconsider this plan. Given our new, more systematic and 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 development of our future games."

By analysing the statement, it seems Kicinski implies that the original intended goal was to create a Cyberpunk equivalent of GTA Online – basically a separate AAA online game of GTA V. The latter half of his statement regarding integration suggests they will now be adding online multiplayer to future games releases, but with no direct mention of Cyberpunk 2077.

Kicinski then spoke about the importance of GOG, CD Projekt’s storefront and launcher, but did not elaborate further:

"This technology will power the online components we choose to introduce in our games, and will ensure we can do so without any great technological debt. With this technology in place, we can start to grow an online community powered by our own GOG Galaxy platform, which connects gamers both inside and outside of our games."

Other than CD Projekt stating the game’s multiplayer would be reconsidered, it remains unknown as to what the final outcome will be. They re-confirmed that expansions and DLCs for Cyberpunk’s single player would go ahead as planned.

What do you all think of CD Projekt's online plans? Interested or not? Let us know in the comments below.

[SOURCE: CD Projekt Official Youtube Channel]