CD Projekt Red has officially confirmed that their highly-anticipated upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, will indeed have a multiplayer portion, but it won’t be in the game at launch.
Of course, Projekt Red has mentioned the game possibly having a multiplayer portion before, with the games senior concept artist Marthe Jonkers telling Eurogamer back at Gamescom that they were currently doing “R&D into multiplayer” but that it wasn’t confirmed, because “if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit”. That left the future of a multiplayer aspect of Cyberpunk 2077 up in the air, but a tweet from the official CD Projekt Red Twitter account earlier today confirmed that multiplayer will be coming.
1/2 Until now, the only thing we said about multi was that it was in R&D. As we’re getting closer to launching ‘single player’ Cyberpunk 2077 in Apr. 2020, we’d like to confirm that multiplayer’s in the works! If you feel like lending us your skills apply: https://t.co/QQV6qsuvhk pic.twitter.com/GHbiS5N3DT
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) September 4, 2019
While we don’t know what Cyberpunk’s multiplayer portion will entail we do know that it won’t be in the game at launch, with a follow up tweet saying:
“The plan for now is to deliver Cyberpunk 2077 in April, then follow up with DLCs (free!) and single player content, and — once we’re done — invite you for some multiplayer action.”
As you can see, there’s no word on how multiplayer will work or when it will arrive, as CD Projekt Red are obviously largely focused on making sure that the single-player portion of the game is completely up to scratch ready for release before they turn their attention towards multiplayer. As always, we’ll keep you updated when any further information becomes available.
Cyberpunk 2077 will launch for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on Thursday 16th April 2020.