Cyberpunk 2077 Interview: Multiplayer 'Currently in R&D Phase'

Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer, but it won’t be at the expense of a single-player campaign.

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Of all the games a E3 2018, none of them garnered the same level of interest as Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming role-playing game from CD Projekt Red. After the success of The Witcher 3, the hunger for details is overwhelming and gamers can’t wait to see what’s in store. Luckily, Shacknews was one of the outlets that was able to get some time with CD Projekt Red, where details like multiplayer and a potential crossover universe with The Witcher 3 were discussed.

The most interesting point of the interview for me was the emphasis on how Cyberpunk 2077 would be a single-player game, with a multiplayer component that stayed true to CD Projekt Red. For that matter, the multiplayer mode is still in the R&D phase. As someone who is more interested in a single-player game than a multiplayer game, this is music to my ears. Multiplayer could be cool, but I’d never want it included at the expense of a single-player experience, and it doesn’t look like that’ll be an issue.

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    June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Cyberpunk 2077 Interview: Multiplayer 'Currently in R&D Phase'

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      June 26, 2018 7:08 PM

      No. Just no. Don't even waste time R&Ding it. Nothing good could come of that

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        June 26, 2018 7:12 PM

        multiplayer cyber-gwent

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        June 26, 2018 11:18 PM

        Co-op could be fun.

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          June 26, 2018 11:21 PM

          Nope. I only want single player. All sorts of balancing would have to go into co-op. Just give me a solid single player experience and don't waste time with crap that 1/100 people might care about.

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            June 26, 2018 11:26 PM

            Maybe add it to Cyberpunk 2078 or whatever but I really hope they just focus all their efforts on making this first foray into something non-Witcher be really excellent and on par with what we've come to expect and don't just add gimmicky junk to it

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          June 26, 2018 11:44 PM

          Cyberpunk Battle Royale

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        June 27, 2018 12:38 AM

        I agree, thats not what cdprojekt should be focusing on. They probably want to do some gta online type thing, but i think its probably a mistake.

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          June 27, 2018 12:59 AM

          they probably hired people specifically to look into this sort of thing, it really does not seem to be a main focus of the game at all

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        June 27, 2018 2:27 PM

        Battle royale with everyone scrambling to find augments

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      June 26, 2018 10:15 PM

      Can't wait