Yeah, Maybe Delay This One a Bit
Let’s address the cybernetic elephant that is simultaneously in every single room. Cyberpunk 2077 did not launch very well. Like, it had a Challenger-type launch (kids, ask your parents what Challenger is). Call it a jinx, but our own staff kind of called it back in late October. The launch has been called everything from a rushed release to an unmitigated disaster, but believe it or not, there is still more Cyberpunk to come. The base game is just the beginning. CD Projekt Red is still planning on releasing Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer, but now they’re pumping the brakes. I mean, the proverbial car has already crashed and there are no survivors, but they’re pumping the brakes.
Last year, CDPR was calling Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer “a smaller project” compared to the single player. At the time, they were still just starting to brainstorm ideas for multiplayer. Now, it really isn’t even something they are actively working on, and who can blame them? There is a big mess that they have to sort out right now. Asking about multiplayer at this point is kind of like a little kid asking their mom for a snack while she’s cooking a Thanksgiving dinner… and the kitchen’s on fire… and the sink is flooded.
On a recent investors call, CDPR co-CEO Adam Kicinski was asked about the multiplayer project. He said, in part “At the moment please let us handle the situation, and please let us make some more assessments – that’s still ahead of us; we don’t know yet, and we’re now focused on improving Cyberpunk. We’ll discuss this early next year.” That’s a “leave me alone” answer if I ever heard one, but like I said, they have enough on their plate as it is. Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One, but maybe wait on getting it.
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