Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer mode won't arrive before 2022

Polycount

TS Evangelist
Staff member

In an investor call held yesterday, during which CD Projekt Red discussed Cyberpunk 2077's delay (among other things, such as the necessity of crunch), the studio offered the world two interesting information tidbits. First, its second in-development "AAA RPG" (which has long been listed on its investment strategy page as a 2021 release) is actually Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer, and not a wholly new game.

This detail is notable for a couple reasons. For starters, it puts an end to speculation that the studio has been preparing a new IP or The Witcher 4 -- it seems Cyberpunk is keeping the team's hands full. Additionally, it suggests that Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer will be standalone in some way, rather than an addition to the main game. Why else would it be considered a AAA RPG in its own right?

The second important piece of Multiplayer-related information revealed during the conference call is a bit more disappointing. CD Projekt Red's leadership confirmed to a caller that Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer mode is likely to miss its 2021 release target. That means it will launch in 2022 at the earliest, which isn't too surprising.

2021 is already going to be an immensely busy year for CD Projekt Red. Not only will the team be occupied with fixing any post-launch bugs left over from Cyberpunk's singleplayer release later this year, but there are also the game's promised free DLCs and paid expansion packs to worry about.

Delays aside, we're still looking forward to finding out what form Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer will take in a couple years. And, of course, we can't wait to get our hands on the main game when it hits the market on September 17, 2020.

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3volv3d

TS Addict
Really? I can't see it working, I can't see me going back to a game for Multiplayer. I have RDR2, played the game, lovely to look at, but still gta on horses, fetch quests, some quests just so trite, no bite.

So the fudge I am going to play its online. And like waiting a year or two for CPO? I will have moved on to GTA6 just to have buyers remorse and be disappointed that, oh wait thats delayed. Guess its Peggle for me.
 

nnguy2

TS Booster
Really? I can't see it working, I can't see me going back to a game for Multiplayer. I have RDR2, played the game, lovely to look at, but still gta on horses, fetch quests, some quests just so trite, no bite.

So the fudge I am going to play its online. And like waiting a year or two for CPO? I will have moved on to GTA6 just to have buyers remorse and be disappointed that, oh wait thats delayed. Guess its Peggle for me.
Have you tried solitaire? I hear it's single player replayability is phenomenal lol.
 

H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
Really? I can't see it working, I can't see me going back to a game for Multiplayer. I have RDR2, played the game, lovely to look at, but still gta on horses, fetch quests, some quests just so trite, no bite.

So the fudge I am going to play its online. And like waiting a year or two for CPO? I will have moved on to GTA6 just to have buyers remorse and be disappointed that, oh wait thats delayed. Guess its Peggle for me.
GTA6 unless we get an announcement this year, it will be most likely in 2023+