It was a bit of a shock when CD Projekt Red announced last night that Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed for a whopping five months. Now there is the news that the multiplayer will also come a lot later, maybe not even next year. While it is only just 2020 …
Last night Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed to September 17th. Shortly afterwards, CD Projekt Red revealed that the multiplayer, which would come later than the single player, may not even make a 2021 release.
Given the expected release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September, and speaking of a series of events we expect to occur after that date, 2021 appears unlikely as a release date for the Cyberpunk multiplayer.
Michal Nowakowski, developer at CD Projekt Red, told this during a conference call. Furthermore, he says they see multiplayer as a full AAA game:
In terms of multiplayer, one thing we need to make clear is that the AAA release we’re working on in parallel with CP2077 is Cyberpunk Multiplayer.
However, the multiplayer will not be that important for many players. As long as we get a good single player with Cyberpunk 2077, we are already satisfied. In that respect, it is a good sign that multiplayer will not come until later, because that means that CDPR can put more time into the single player.
In the same conference call, developer Adam Kiciński is asked about the extent to which crunch periods are present at CDPR, with the following answer:
To some degree, yes – to be honest. We try to limit crunch as much as possible, but it is the final stage. We try to be reasonable in this regard, but yes. Unfortunately.
Hear another depressing fact about Cyberpunk 2077? Yesterday the game was released in exactly three months, today in exactly eight months. Well, just think of that Miyamoto quote …
Everyone already assumed that Cyberpunk 2077 will come to the next-gen consoles, but nothing has been confirmed yet. However, with this new release date, it cannot miss.