Good Things Take Time
The developers behind Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the multiplayer portion of the game will not be available at launch. As a matter of fact, the multiplayer isn’t even under development yet. There is no question that the making of this game has been an immense challenge for the developers. Cyberpunk 2077 was first announced via a trailer on Youtube back in 2013. It is hard to believe that the game will come out more than seven years after its first teaser trailer.
However, despite all the time that the developers have had with the game, the multiplayer is simply not ready. It is only natural that the team put the single player first, ahead of anything else. Pawel Sasko, Cyberpunk’s quest designer has stated in previous interviews that the team’s sole focus is single player.
This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Most people are not going to purchase this game to play a multiplayer masterpiece. It has been clear from the beginning that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a dark. mature, and gritty single-player experience. One that throws players headfirst into a vibrant and immersive world. We shouldn’t be expecting to see any groundbreaking multiplayer aspect from the guys behind the Witcher series. And there is nothing wrong with that.
For those who were hopeful of seeing an online portion of the game, hope is not lost. Multiplayer is still a possibility. It’s just going to take a very long time. Just be patient. If we can wait seven years for the single player game, then why not wait a little longer for the online? CD Projekt Red has said that online content is necessary. So it is unlikely they will drop the idea entirely.
In the meantime, Cyberpunk 2077 drops on April 14th, 2020.