The CEO of CD Projekt RED spoke about the multiplayer of Cyberpunk 2077, which will be a standalone experience … and which is still far away. They also won’t show DLCs until after launch.
Cyberpunk 2077’s continued delays have made us forget that, in addition to the base game, which will be immense, CD Projekt RED will also release a series of story expansions (a la The Witcher 3) and standalone multiplayer. The Polish studio has not talked about either in the many Night City Wire presentations there have been (the last one last week), but both projects are moving forward.
A few months ago, CDPR CEO Adam Kiciński explained that they intended to announce the form and content of these DLCs prior to launch. However, the latest delay to the game (from November 19 to December 10) changed the plans.
At the last investor meeting, he explained that they wanted to sell the season pass before launch, but after the delay “it was decided to wait for the launch to offer the game to players and then talk about future projects.
Among those future projects is multiplayer, but Kiciński doesn’t want to just call it “multiplayer”. It will be a separate project, and for which we will still have to wait a long time …
“It’s a separate production, a great production. And we think of it as a standalone product. Obviously, it’s not totally standalone, as it comes from the Cyberpunk universe and is closely related to the concept of the single-player mode. But from our perspective, it is another independent production, with an independent team of people working on it. “