Recently CDPR released a strategy update video, CEO Adam Kiciński said that they “decided to reconsider” the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer plan. The studio will shift its focus to introducing online elements into the game more “meaningful places”, and development methods will become more flexible.
There has not been much news about the multiplayer mode of Cyberpunk 2077, but its content is definitely huge, and it may be similar to “Grand Theft Auto Online.” Previously in the November 2020 earnings conference call. Kiciński once stated that the multiplayer of “Cyberpunk 2077” is not just a model, but “an independent product.” “First of all, we don’t call it a model. This is a separate specialized production, a large production. We treat it as a separate product. There is a dedicated team responsible for development.”
However, now the “Cyberpunk 2077” multiplayer plan seems to have been cancelled. After talking about the plan that will change the way CDPR is developed, Kiciński said that the studio has decided to take a different approach to multiplayer games-not just in In “Cyberpunk 2077”.
“Before we hinted that the next 3A-level game will be a cyberpunk multiplayer game, but now we are rethinking this plan,” Kiciński said: “Given that we will adopt a new, more systematic and flexible approach.
We will no longer just focus on one large online game. Instead, we want to integrate online content into all games. We are building an online technology that can be seamlessly integrated into the development of our future games.
There is not much information about this technology, but Kiciński said that GOG Galaxy will play a central role in “cultivating a global player community.” At the same time, he emphasized, “CDPR is making a single-player, story-driven 3A RPG game, this will not change.”
What changes is our long-term policy on online services, I mean when we are ready At times, online elements will be implanted in the game where it is meaningful. We will not go too far, and will not lose the DNA of the stand-alone game. We hope to take deliberate measures to establish strong online features.
Perhaps in order to achieve this goal, CDPR also acquired Digital Scapes, a Canadian developer specializing in multiplayer game development. Digital Scapes has been renamed CD Projekt Red Vancouver, and it will participate in CDPR’s multiplayer program.
CDPR also revealed that it will pay more attention to the health and welfare of developers, and is also expanding the development team to “achieve parallel 3A game development.” This is undoubtedly good news for fans who are looking forward to new works in the “Witcher” series.