The Sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 May Have a Multiplayer Mode

CD Projekt Hints at a Potential Multiplayer Mode in the Next Cyberpunk 2077 Game

CD Projekt is thinking about integrating multiplayer into the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, codenamed Orion. With Orion in the conceptual phase, CD Projekt’s joint CEO, Adam Badowski, revealed plans to increase the team to 80 by year-end. Co-CEO Michal Nowakowski hinted at the possibility of multiplayer but kept details under wraps.

The cancellation of Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer mode post-launch prompted a focus shift towards project recovery. The potential addition of multiplayer to Cyberpunk 2 raises speculation about a sci-fi equivalent to GTA Online.

While Cyberpunk 2 details remain scarce, narrative director Philipp Weber suggested expanding branching storylines based on player-chosen life paths like Street Kid, Corpo, and Nomad in Cyberpunk 2077. Key decisions, such as the perspective (first or third-person), are pending. With the final update for Cyberpunk 2077 completed, attention pivots to the sequel at CD Projekt Red.

Simultaneously, CD Projekt progresses with the next Witcher game, codenamed Polaris. Badowski aims for a team of 400 by mid-2024, with industry analysts predicting a 2026 or 2027 launch. Addressing AI utilization during development, Nowakowski emphasizes its supportive role, intending to enhance processes rather than replace human input.

CD Projekt affirms a transformative lesson from Cyberpunk’s rocky launch, claiming improved production processes to prevent a recurrence. Badowski asserts a commitment to avoiding future premieres akin to Cyberpunk 2077’s tumultuous release.