With CD Projekt RED resurrecting the Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account early this year, and rumors surfacing that the game will be present at this year’s E3, it seems the studio is slowly opening up about the highly anticipated action game.
During the studio’s fiscal year 2017 financial presentation, CD Projekt RED president Adam Kicinski confirmed a few key Cyberpunk 2077 info though not a lot. Fortunately for us, Nirolak from ResetEra summed everything up in an easy-to-read bulletpoint list from DualShocker’s report.
- Game will seemingly be at E3, with what they’re showing at E3 being announced just before. Said they didn’t want to confirm yet.
- The campaign is singleplayer and very expansive, and will be the first thing they show.
- It sounds like the multiplayer might be added post launch, but they don’t want to talk about it yet. Everything is on the table in regards to it, including Battle Royale modes. This makes sense as they did a lot of the multiplayer staff hiring more recently, so they might need more time to finish that.
- To be clear about the above, an investor asked if the multiplayer would be a Battle Royale mode, and they said anything and everything was on the table, so you shouldn’t necessarily assume it’s a Battle Royale mode. They’re probably still deciding what all the components are, but judging by their job postings, half the multiplayer design team was just hired (which seems to be led by Krakow, who did the DLC for The Witcher 3).
- Edit: I listened to the comment about multiplayer on the video, and I think he might have meant that more in the “First and foremost we’re making an epic singleplayer game like The Witcher 3.” sense as opposed to “We’re releasing the game with only a singleplayer mode at launch.”, with the “further extensions” being a reference to offerings beyond what The Witcher 3 had, not literal multiplayer expansion packs or updates. It’s possible they intend to launch without multiplayer, but I wanted to make the ambiguity here clear so people aren’t surprised if multiplayer is in at launch.
- The game has a character creator and you can still pick your class, despite rumors. They reiterated later that the game does not have a predefined character.
- The studio can’t officially comment on next-gen as it’s not announced, but assured investors their game will scale to it.
- No microtransactions for the singleplayer mode.
- No current plans for a Switch version.
You can watch the entire presentation in the video below.
From what’s talked about here, it seems Cyberpunk 2077 will be a robust, single-player game, with an added multiplayer element. Mind, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game on next-gen hardware as well given Kicinski’s “scale” statement.
What are you hoping to see in Cyberpunk 2077? Do you think it’ll have multiplayer out of the gate or added post-launch?