Rumors about Cyberpunk 2077 having multiplayer have been floating around for a while now. So, when Eurogamer sat down with Patrick Mills of CDPR, naturally, the question of multiplayer came up. According to Mills, Cyberpunk 2077 will be a purely single player game, but he does note that multiplayer might just come along at some point after launch. No promises, though.
Now that Cyberpunk 2077 is back with a vengeance, we’ve been learning more and more about what the game will be like. Eurogamer sat down with Patrick Mills, quest designer at CD Projekt Red, to discuss further details about Cyberpunk 2077. One of the questions that came up was the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 having multiplayer. Which, as a concept, sounds potentially very, very fun; it would go right along the lines of the pen-and-paper RPG the game was based on.
Well, according to Mills, Cyberpunk 2077 will be a purely single-player game. However, it’s interesting to note that CDPR has been toying with the option of multiplayer. However, it appears that the idea is currently on the back burner. Mills said: “We have multiplayer in R&D, but the game we’re shipping to you, the game you’re going to buy is the single-player experience. That’s really what we’re concentrating on now, the single-player RPG experience. That’s what we want to nail down before we start looking at any of these other things.” So, at least for the time being, don’t expect Cyberpunk 2077 to have multiplayer.
Now, the follow-up question of whether or not multiplayer will come after launch got a potentially interesting answer. Mills said: “Maybe, no promises. Nothing at launch. At launch we’re concentrating on the single-player game. That’s what we want to give you.” That’s very non-committal, and you could interpret it either way. It leaves the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 having multiplayer wide open, without promising anything. Personally, I don’t think it would happen, but I guess it could. We’ll have to wait and see.