Many Cyberpunk 2077 fans have focused on the exciting campaign and imagined the multiplayer to be nothing more than an extra mode. Now, developer CD Projekt Red has revealed multiplayer to be its own standalone game.
During a recent Q3 earnings call, executive Adam Kicinski cleared up a few details about multiplayer. He said (via Seeking Alpha) that the team doesn’t refer to multiplayer options as “modes.” Instead, “It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. We think about it as a standalone product.”
Beyond that tantalizing quote, we don’t know much about Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer, and we might not for a while yet. Kicinski mentioned how multiplayer details will not emerge until Q1 2021 and the multiplayer game may not be available until 2022.
We do know it will have microtransactions, which is a potential cause for worry. But in the same call, Kicinski said that microtransactions will not be “aggressive.” Instead, they have a fair and friendly design “that makes people happy to spend money.”
With Kicinski noting multiplayer is an “independent production” from the campaign, we have a feeling it will be worth the wait. But like most gamers, we are more excited about trying out the campaign mode.
And in 2022, we can finally decide which mode is more “breathtaking” than the other!