Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a grand single-player RPG coming out next year and most of us are looking forward to wasting hours just checking the game’s many locations and features. We all would have been fine if this were a purely a single-player experience but it was recently revealed that there would be Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer and it would be added as a free update down the line.
However, this got some fans wondering why the game can’t just launch with multiplayer. The easy answer is that it would delay the highly-anticipated game and most of us were expecting a single-player RPG anyway.
Max Pears, the CD Projekt Red Level Designer, explained to Video Game Chronicles why the multiplayer mode will be launching separately later on.
I can’t say too much on it because it’s still going through its process, but it’s about making sure that multiplayer fits in with the lore of the world and it feels right.
It’s about making sure it fits in with who we are as a company as well, because story is so important to us, plus it needs to fit in with how we design and deliver games.
That’s why it was so important to go through the R&D process with it, to make sure that we’re not just throwing something in and that it feels like a CD Projekt Red multiplayer that has our beliefs and design philosophy.
We’ve still got work going on and we’re hiring to make sure that we get the right people for the job. The main focus is still single-player right now and we’re making sure that people understand that this world is more than big enough for single-player.
Seems like the multiplayer is still a work in progress, which is fine since the campaign is what has most of us talking. This really looks like a step in the right direction for CD Projekt Red if they want to differentiate themselves from games like The Witcher.
Though I have mixed feelings about first-person shooters, this game genuinely looks fantastic and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Do I wish there were a third-person mode? Sure, but as far as games go, CD Projekt Red seemingly has a winner in their hands.
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on April 16, 2020.