Cyberpunk 2077 Will Offer A Multiplayer Mode

Cyberpunk 2077 will be CD Projekt RED’s first game to have a multiplayer mode.

Speaking to Eurogamer, the company’s managing director Adam Badowski confirmed today that they intend for the game to offer some form of multiplayer experience with the game’s single-player focused campaign.

“It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we’re going to add multiplayer features,” said Badowski, who did not elaborate on what the mode would consist of. The developer preferred to talk about the game’s open world environment.

“The first and most important environment for Cyberpunk is the city, obviously,” said Badowski. “But not only the city: you can expect some more environments in the Cyberpunk game. We want to start in the Night City, which is cool. And yes it will be an open world game as well.”

Badowski added that the potential for multiplayer also exists with The Witcher 3, but they are unable to commit to anything at the moment. In other words, the Witcher 3 may not necessarily have a traditional multiplayer mode in the way you might expect. We speculate that the game could offer online social networking features, such as those integrated into single-player games like LA Noire and Sleeping Dogs, both of which provided players with some form of multiplayer interaction. However, to call them multiplayer games would be exaggerating those offerings, and the same can perhaps be said about The Witcher 3.

As for what they have planned for Cyberpunk 2077, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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9 Comments on Cyberpunk 2077 Will Offer A Multiplayer Mode

Air Jimma

On March 13, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but is Cyberpunk 1st or 3rd person?

sep

On March 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

No nonononononono…… oh no.. oh I have a bad feeling about this

GazH

On March 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

If the multiplayer is co-op then I’ll be happy. Nothing better in the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG than taking a run into a corporate facility with your friends. A decker to hack the security, some cybered up headcase to deal with the human security, a rigger to deal with the getaway and fly drones around. If done right, it could be awesome. If it’s not co-op then it can go to hell.

Aedelric

On March 14, 2013 at 3:11 am

Anyone else getting that Mass Effect 3 feeling. They focused so heavily on the multiplayer they released a sub-par singleplayer game, fingers crossed it does not happen with Cyberpunk.

Freedonadd

On March 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

The Witcher 3 having a open-world gameplay while being story-driven, and now cyberpunk 2077 is having multiplayer… I’m steadfast in my faith to CDP-RED, but these details can’t help but ring a few alarm bells.

*Cautious Optimism levels rising*

Hightower

On March 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

This doesnt really bug me. I still believe multiplayer was tacked on to ME3 just to squeeze more money out of people. But so far CD Projekt Red has never really painted themselves as greedy (Key words: So far). So they may really be adding this because they believe it will enrich the experience. Who knows. I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and see what they come up with.

Sideras

On March 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Usually I would be concerned but considering this is CDPR we are talking about I think they will come up with something good. Do you people really think they will shoehorn in some dumb deathmatch mode if it didn’t work?

I’m expecting something along the lines of Demon’s/Dark Souls, with player messages and the likes, or possibly gear trading etc.

At any rate if I can get 15ish hours out of one playthrough in any of these two games I think I will be satisfied.

Wesker1984

On March 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Does a game really need a multiplayer mode? Forcing a multiplayer mode in a game who doesn’t need it can affect the quality of the product.

Look at Mass Effect 3 or the recently released God of War Ascension.

sep

On March 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

@ sideras

I had that sort of blind faith in one of my most favourite dev until very recently. But then I took a Bioware to my knee.