Rumours about the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer have circulated for quite some time. While the game is clearly focused on its single-player story, there has been an occasional indication that multiplayer could also feature in some fashion. Now, the studio has said that they aren’t ruling multiplayer out. However, it won’t be included in the game at launch.
Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Won’t Feature in the Game at Launch but Could be DLC
Just like in 2018, CD Projekt Red is following up their E3 appearance this year with a series of interviews; giving them an opportunity to tease upcoming features and release a steady trickle of new information. This time, the information comes from Lead Quest Designer Paweł Sasko, who recently spoke with Eurogamer about the game. Asked about whether there might be some form of Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer, he suggested that it was something that could happen, but not something the studio was actively working on.
“We’re not really working on multiplayer,” he explained; “our sole focus is single player. We’ll do that, then we’ll see. We’re not saying no but we’re not saying yes. If something does happen it will definitely be post-launch and that’s as much as I can say right now.”
It has always been unclear exactly what Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer would actually look like. The notion has always been one of the quieter rumours surrounding the game. However, Sasko is clear that CD Projekt Red isn’t completely ruling the option out, and that suggests that the studio at least has some idea for what multiplayer might look like in the game. Indeed, he does go on to clarify that Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer would be in keeping with what the studio is known for; “We’re known for good stories, amazing characters, choices and consequences,” he says; “So this is something for sure we’d be going with, if anything happened regarding that. We’d avoid anything that’s not that. If we do it, it’ll be our style.”