While Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player action-RPG, the fact that CD Projekt RED (CDPR) was developing a Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component was public knowledge, with the studio even stating that they are deploying the company’s biggest team to develop it. Well, it seems things have changed.
In today’s CDPR “Strategy Update,” President and joint CEO Adam Kicinski mentioned that Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer is now being “reconsidered” though he didn’t outright say it was cancelled. Kicinski also mentioned how the studio is now planning on bringing all their franchises online in the future.
Previously we hinted that our next AAA 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
Given the state Cyberpunk 2077 is in, I suspect most fans would rather the studio focus on fixing the game first rather than release a Cyberpunk-themed multiplayer. That said, it’s not outright mentioned as cancelled, though from the sounds of it, CDPR will somehow integrate online (which usually means multiplayer of some kind) into all their games in the near future.
Speaking of fixing, CDPR released a hefty patch yesterday that included a ton of fixes! Check it out here.