CD Projekt Red has stated numerous times that it’s fully committed to creating a single-player role-playing game with Cyberpunk 2077, and that stance hasn’t changed in time for E3 2018. The Polish developer is still adamant that the game is, above all else, a mature and deep RPG, much like The Witcher 3.
But is multiplayer off the table completely? According to quest designer Patrick Mills, maybe not. Speaking to Eurogamer, Mills insists that Cyberpunk 2077 is “a purely single-player game”, but only “at launch”.
“We have multiplayer in R&D, but the game we’re shipping to you, the game you’re going to buy is the single-player experience,” Mills reiterates. “At launch we’re concentrating on the single-player game. That’s what we want to give you.”
In other words, the studio is at least exploring the idea of multiplayer, but if it ever happens, it’ll be after the game’s shipped. And even then, Mills is making “no promises”.
Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to be at least a year or two away yet, so it makes sense for CD Projekt Red to keep its options open. With that being said, what do you make of the developer’s approach? Are you bothered about multiplayer? Become a cyberpunk in the comments section below.