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Cyberpunk 2077 might be getting multiplayer

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Cyberpunk 2077 is hopefully coming next year, bringing CD Projekt RED’s RPG experience not just to the future, but to the first person perspective too. I was a little apprehensive about the move to FPS, but it all makes sense after seeing the game in action. The Witcher games were great big, open-ended RPGs that let players spend hours and hours in a living digital world, by themselves. While Cyberpunk will likely hit those same notes, it may end up having a bit of a multiplayer injection too.

In a press release, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED has said that it had secured a “long-term partnership” with developer Digital Scapes, to help with development on Cyberpunk 2077. The press release says that the Canadian developer will aid in “creating and optimizing technological solutions for use in the development of Cyberpunk 2077.”

Here’s the rub, as mentioned by the press release itself. Digital Scapes’ forte is in AAA multiplayer, with the company calling itself “a video game development studio specialising in bespoke PvP gameplay for AAA PC and console titles.” They’ve previously worked to bring multiplayer to games like Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000 and Dying Light. In the last example, they specifically worked on the game’s invasion-base mode, Be The Zombie.

“Cyberpunk 2077 is our most ambitious project to date and we work hard every day to make it a creative and technological achievement. The Digital Scapes team brings aboard a lot of talent, experience and technical knowledge, and I’m very confident our long-term cooperation will add plenty to the game,” says Michał Nowakowski, SVP Business Development, CD PROJEKT RED.

CDPR has talked about multiplayer in Cyberpunk 2077 before, and this just about (juuuust about1) confirms it. They previously told Eurogamer that while the game won’t ship with multiplayer (as they’re focused on delivering the best single player game they can), they could add multiplayer after the fact.

“We have multiplayer in R&D, but the game we’re shipping to you, the game you’re going to buy is the single-player experience,” CDPR’s Patrick Mills told Eurogamer. “That’s really what we’re concentrating on now, the single-player RPG experience. That’s what we want to nail down before we start looking at any of these other things.”

Plans, of course, change – and we could see Cyberpunk 2077 launch with some sort of PvP-based multiplayer element. If it’s done in a way that’s optional and doesn’t impact the single-player experience, then I have no problems with it at all.

Last Updated: October 9, 2018


  1. Kromas

    October 9, 2018 at 08:31

    Cyberpunk Battle Royal …… sigh.


    • Pariah

      October 9, 2018 at 08:57

      Please no. Just no.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 9, 2018 at 09:07

      Good fucking lord, no. I think it’d be implemented in a way befitting the theme – a little like Watch Dogs multiplayer. so if you enable it, you can have some or other knob enter your game and try to hack/eliminate you within your game world. You’d then be able to try take them out before they do you, using whatever tech/gadgets/guns are at your disposal. I’d be okay with that.


      • Pariah

        October 9, 2018 at 09:21

        Like Doom Eternal’s invasion, or Dark Souls. As long as it’s optional, that would be great, actually.


        • Original Heretic

          October 9, 2018 at 11:22

          Optional, yes.
          When it comes to Dark Souls, I hate the MP aspect, so I purposely play it offline.


  2. Admiral Chief

    October 9, 2018 at 09:10

    • Pariah

      October 9, 2018 at 09:23

      Hey, for all you know the MP could be a hoot.


      • Original Heretic

        October 9, 2018 at 09:24

        It might turn us into full swearwolves. Fooking ‘owling at the moon.


        • Pariah

          October 9, 2018 at 09:25

  3. Original Heretic

    October 9, 2018 at 09:11

    Really not a biggie.
    I don’t see CDPR shirking on the SP element. Further evidenced by the fact that they’re outsourcing the MP aspect.
    So for those who just want to SP the game, all fine.


    • Admiral Chief

      October 9, 2018 at 09:16

      MP brings drama. Servers, balancing, toxic players, cheats, bans, etc etc etc

      Rather focus on SP and make it like we know they can


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 9, 2018 at 09:34

        So… cyber punks. 😀


        • Admiral Chief

          October 9, 2018 at 10:00

          Oh you


      • Original Heretic

        October 9, 2018 at 11:17

        But it looks like they still ARE focussing on the SP. If they wanted to focus on the MP, they would have done it themselves instead of outsourcing.
        Before everyone loses their shit at this news, we should wait and see what they have in store for us.
        In CDPR, we trust.


        • Admiral Chief

          October 9, 2018 at 11:21

          Remember what happened when a certain company outsourced the boss battles to another company?

          Yip, that


          • Original Heretic

            October 9, 2018 at 11:24

            Until they show me otherwise, I will not lump CDPR into the same category as other game companies. Yes, they’re outsourcing, but you can bet your ass they’re still working closely with those other okes.
            Nah dude, I honestly don’t think we should be bashing this based on a rumour alone. Let’s first see it before we naysay.

          • Admiral Chief

            October 9, 2018 at 12:01

            Not bashing, just worried

  4. Kromas

    October 9, 2018 at 09:28

    On a completely separate note. Plenty of Fallout 76 footage out now and many of the peeps who attended the event liked what they played.


  5. Magoo

    October 9, 2018 at 10:44

    Maybe it’s co-op support, which would be fantastic.


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