In temporary: Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the most highly-anticipated video games of this era (and probably the subsequent), however the world acquired a little bit of a shock yesterday when developer CD Projekt Red introduced that the title wanted some additional time within the oven — a whopping 5 months, to be particular. Now, it appears the identical holds true for the sport’s multiplayer mode.
In an investor name held yesterday, throughout which CD Projekt Red mentioned Cyberpunk 2077’s delay (amongst different issues, akin to the need of crunch), the studio supplied the world two fascinating data tidbits. First, its second in-development “AAA RPG” (which has lengthy been listed on its funding technique web page as a 2021 launch) is definitely Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer, and never a completely new recreation.
This element is notable for a pair causes. For starters, it places an finish to hypothesis that the studio has been getting ready a brand new IP or The Witcher 4 — it appears Cyberpunk is holding the group’s arms full. Additionally, it means that Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer might be standalone indirectly, fairly than an addition to the principle recreation. Why else wouldn’t it be thought of a AAA RPG in its personal proper?
The second necessary piece of Multiplayer-related data revealed through the convention name is a little more disappointing. CD Projekt Red’s management confirmed to a caller that Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode is more likely to miss its 2021 launch goal. That means it would launch in 2022 on the earliest, which is not too stunning.
2021 is already going to be an immensely busy yr for CD Projekt Red. Not solely will the group be occupied with fixing any post-launch bugs left over from Cyberpunk’s singleplayer launch later this yr, however there are additionally the sport’s promised free DLCs and paid growth packs to fret about.
Delays apart, we’re nonetheless wanting ahead to discovering out what type Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer will soak up a pair years. And, in fact, we will not wait to get our arms on the principle recreation when it hits the market on September 17, 2020.