Cyberpunk 2077 is a game we’ve kept half an eyeball on over the last few years, basically entirely because of the lingering promise that it’ll eventually offer a multiplayer option – albeit one that’s at least two years away and probably more. But more details revealed during CD Projekt Red’s recent quarterly investor call sheds more light on the mode – including the fact that it’s not a mode at all.
CEO Adam Kicinski told investors that the multiplayer mode is a “standalone product” rather than a mode – in other words, it sounds more like Red Dead Online than like a multiplayer component for most single-player titles.
“So, first, we don’t call it modes. It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. And we plan — we think about it as a standalone product. Obviously, it’s not entirely standalone as it comes from the universe of Cyberpunk and is very much related to the concept of single player Cyberpunk we — I came up with. But from our perspective, it’s — is another independent production and independent team of people works on it. And there’s — I said already we are not focusing right now on talking too much about other future products, products that are to be released after Cyberpunk. So please be with us in the first quarter of next year when we plan to share some strategy update. And I believe Cyberpunk multiplayer will be possible.”
In other Cyberpunk news, this week YouTuber Duren released his take on the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer… in World of Warcraft. It looks a bit like WildStar or parts of SWTOR, and we’re not at all sad about it. We’d play this.