In a recent company strategy update, CDPR announced that rather than focusing on online multiplayer for just one of their games, they will strive to bring it to multiple titles.
CEO Adam Kiciński explained “Previously, we hinted that our next AAA would be a multiplayer Cyberpunk game, but we have decided to reconsider this plan. Given our new, more systematic, and agile approach, instead of primarily focusing on one big online experience or game, we are focusing on bringing online into all of our franchises one day.”
Expect Online Multiplayer components in future CDPR Games
The idea of a multiplayer component in Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t all that new. In fact, upon the reveal, online multiplayer was an option still on the cards. CEO of CDPR also confirmed that by “online” components, they mean “multiplayer”.
In the recent update video, he also added “We are building an online technology that can be seamlessly integrated into development of our future games. This technology will power online components we choose to introduce in our games, and will ensure we can do so without any great technological debt. With this technology in place, we can start to grow an online community—powered by our own GOG Galaxy platform—which connects gamers both inside and outside of our games.”
Along with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, there was information that pointed towards a standalone game which would be Cyberpunk 2077 Online, and it was expected to come to players in the near future. However, it seems that is not the case as of now.