Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiplayer; Witcher 3, Maybe, Maybe Not

on March 13, 2013 6:26 PM

Once again, thanks to an interview with Eurogamer, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED has revealed that their futuristic RPG will have multiplayer.

From the lips of Adam Badowski, CDPR managing director: “It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we’re going to add multiplayer features.”

As to the possibility of multiplayer in The Witcher 3, Badowski said: “We’re thinking about something.”

More details on Cyberpunk 2077 were revealed, too, like how the setting will be more than just the previously revealed Night City. Badowski said: “The first and most important environment for Cyberpunk is the city, obviously, but not only the city: you can expect some more environments in the Cyberpunk game. We want to start in the Night City, which is cool. And yes it will be an open world game as well.”

And while both games are open-world, their approach to that freedom manifests differently. In The Witcher 3, Geralt can’t massacre civilians because it wouldn’t adhere to his character or the narrative. But with Cyberpunk 2077, the character is not predefined or locked into one class or idea.

But nothing is set in stone yet. Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release–at earliest–in 2015, on the PS4, PC, and neXtbox, with a smaller team prototyping the game while a bigger team works on The Witcher 3 until it releases in 2014. “It’s the crucial moment for Cyberpunk,” Badowski explained, “because we have tonnes of ideas and we need to have the perfect direction and we have to be in-line with the global vision of the game.

“We need to have precise, good, well-organised strike teams for that. The guys are working together brainstorming a lot, so a smaller team is better. And then we will go out to full production speed.”

Are you excited for Cyberpunk 2077? Or for The Witcher 3?

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.