In a recent earnings call with shareholders, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED explained that they see the multiplayer as a standalone product rather than a separate mode.
The question was asked in chat with what the team’s plans were regarding multiplayer modes. President and Joint CEO, Adam Kicinski, replied,
“So, first, we don't call it modes. It's a separate dedicated production, a big production. And we plan -- we think about it as a standalone product. Obviously, it's not entirely standalone as it comes from the universe of Cyberpunk and is very much related to the concept of single player Cyberpunk we -- I came up with.”
He continued, explaining that it’s actually a separate production process with its own team,
“But from our perspective, it's -- is another independent production and independent team of people works on it. And there's -- I said already we are not focusing right now on talking too much about other future products, products that are to be released after Cyberpunk. So please be with us in the first quarter of next year when we plan to share some strategy update. And I believe Cyberpunk multiplayer will be possible.”
You can read the whole transcript of the call here. In case you missed it, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release next Thursday, December 10 across consoles and PC…unless it gets delayed again. Oh and if you want to see something fun, check out this World of Warcraft x Cyberpunk 2077 mashup.