After six years of discussions, CD Projekt Red has finally confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will receive a multiplayer component post-launch.
As the developer has discussed with Eurogamer, multiplayer will not be present at Cyberpunk 2077’s release. The game you get in April 2020 will be single-player only. Then, after both the launch and post-launch single-player content, multiplayer be added. CD Projekt Red made the announcement this morning via Twitter, where it also said it was now recruiting for staff to construct the multiplayer offering.
In statements for the past year, CD Projekt’s stance on multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 was that it was still “in R&D” – and if the ideas CD Projekt Red had for it didn’t work, it still might not happen. We’ve been hearing statements like that since E3 2018, though some kind of multiplayer component for Cyberpunk has been talked of in vague terms for far longer. CD Projekt boss Adam Badowski told outlets all the way back in 2013 that the studio was planning “multiplayer features” of some sort in the game.
What we’ve never heard, however, is what this multiplayer portion might look like. Regardless, the base Cyberpunk 2077 will release for Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16th, 2020. It’s the game on everybody’s minds, and we hope it’ll please people at launch and in the months or years that follow.