The upcoming CD Projekt Red game, Cyberpunk 2077, will be a typical CDPR RPG. It will have some features that The Witcher didn’t, such as character creation and the like. It might even feature some form of multiplayer. However, the likelihood of that seems to be diminishing,, but no exact information is known yet.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be a huge change of pace for CD Projekt Red. Sure, it will be an expansive, open-world RPG that will focus on a single-player story experience, but still. For one, the setting will be drastically different; we’re going from The Witcher to a cyberpunk environment. Moreover, according to a recent financial results conference webcast, Cyberpunk 2077 will have features that The Witcher never did. For example, Cyberpunk won’t have a set protagonist. Instead, you’ll be able to create your own character, classes and all. True, it’s the standard of RPG games, but for CD Projekt Red, it’s breaking the mold.
Now, CD Projekt Red have mentioned the possibility of adding multiplayer features to Cyberpunk 2077. Considering that they’re planning to develop Cyberpunk as an immersive and vast single-player experience, it’s difficult to imagine how multiplayer would gel with that concept. EA kinda tried to do that with Mass Effect Andromeda, and that didn’t really go over too well. It felt like two completely different games in one. Many people have been curious about this. Unfortunately, the webcast gave little in terms of new information. If anything, it’s even more unclear whether or not Cyberpunk 2077 will have multiplayer at all.
Adam Kiciński of CD Projekt Red said (via Eurogamer): “First of all, we’re going to deliver the players a huge story-driven role-playing game for a single player as was the case with The Witcher 3. As a further extension [he could mean expansion] of the game? I don’t like to comment, but I’m not saying it’s not going to be the case because we already said in the past we wanted our future projects to integrate online components at some point.” So, the answer still remains very much in the air. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.