CDPR Talks Possibility of Multiplayer and How Cyberpunk 2077 Takes Players Outside the City

CD Projekt Red Talks in Depth About Cyberpunk 2077

Fans of Cyberpunk were given a lot to celebrate last week at E3 as Microsoft and CD Projekt RED pulled the curtain back even more on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. While we now know that it’s set to drop in April 2020, the developers recently sat down with Eurogamer for an in depth interview on all things Cyberpunk 2077.

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Though CDPR has previously commented on multiplayer within the game, during the interview lead quest designer Paweł Sasko was asked whether Cyberpunk 2077 will be single-player at launch. Here’s what he had to say, “Yes, 100 percent. We’re not really working on multiplayer, our sole focus is single-player. We’ll do that, then we’ll see. We’re not saying no but we’re not saying yes. If something does happen it will definitely be post-launch and that’s as much as I can say right now.”

It would certainly be interesting to see a multiplayer aspect to Cyberpunk 2077, especially since the developers are known for their stories and choice and consequence game mechanics. As such, when posed the question about how to keep a multiplayer component of the game authentic, Sasko stated, “For sure, I mean we’re known for good stories, amazing characters, choices and consequences. So this is something for sure we’d be going with, if anything happened regarding that. We’d avoid anything that’s not that. If we do it, it’ll be our style.”

It seems we’re learning quite a bit about maybe some new things we can remain hopeful for in Cyberpunk 2077 after launch. Now regardless of whether we end up with a multiplayer component in the game post-launch, one thing Sasko did talk about is that while the game takes place in Night City, players will be able to also play outside of the city. That’s right, there will be adventures beyond the walls of the city. Pawel Sasko confirmed just that saying,“Cyberspace is a really dangerous place – as you saw in this year’s demo, there were multiple netrunners you needed support from to get in there, you were lying in the bathtub full of ice because your body becomes a CPU and you need a lot of transferring power. So you access cyberspace in specific story moments and in some cases you can explore it. But the game isn’t only Night City. There’s an area surrounding it, the Badlands. You can leave the city and explore, see what the world looks like outside the city and… it looks harsh outside the city. But you have quests there, contracts you can do, and you’ll be sent there by the main story as well. And there are also a few other surprises…”

What do you think about this new Cyberpunk 2077 information? Are you hyped to play the upcoming title set to drop on April 16, 2020? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!