When Cyberpunk 2077 arrives next year, it will be a single-player game – on that, developer CD Projekt Red has been clear. But what happens after that? The studio has said it has a team messing around with a multiplayer portion, after all.
With CD Projekt bringing back this year’s E3 single-player demo at Gamescom (enjoyable to watch a second time, but not new), my thoughts turned to what else the studio was up to – especially after the recent comments by CD Projekt Red exec Adam Kiciński confirming 40 people were working on multiplayer, not to mention some kind of early focus already on the next big Cyberpunk game, due after that.
Speaking today at Gamescom, CD Projekt Red senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers told me Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer still wasn’t nailed on. The small team building it is still in R&D – and there was no pressure to force something which did not feel right.