CD Projekt Red has stated numerous times that it's fully committed to creating a single-player role-playing game with Cyberpunk 2077, and that stance hasn't changed in time for E3 2018. The Polish developer is still adamant that the game is, above all else, a mature and deep RPG, much like The Witcher 3.
But is multiplayer off the table completely? According to quest designer Patrick Mills, maybe not. Speaking to Eurogamer, Mills insists that Cyberpunk 2077 is "a purely single-player game", but only "at launch".
"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," Mills reiterates. "At launch we're concentrating on the single-player game. That's what we want to give you."
In other words, the studio is at least exploring the idea of multiplayer, but if it ever happens, it'll be after the game's shipped. And even then, Mills is making "no promises".
Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to be at least a year or two away yet, so it makes sense for CD Projekt Red to keep its options open. With that being said, what do you make of the developer's approach? Are you bothered about multiplayer? Become a cyberpunk in the comments section below.
I'm down for multiplayer but only if co-op and not PvP.
For me if a game lacks any form of multi-player then it goes straight to the bottom of the list of games I would buy. Its not that I would never play the game I just do not see the same value in buying it as a multi-player game where I would want to go back and play it again and again.
Not bothered by MP at all for this. CDPR have stated before that they are looking at MP to expand their skills and content but their focus is and always will be narrative driven single-player first and foremost. If they think its right for the franchise and can implement it in a way that makes sense for the game, then maybe they will but until that happens, I am not bothered one way or the other and certainly won't make sweeping statements until it happens and we see what form it takes. I doubt I would be interested in a tradition TDM, CTF MP but maybe if it has some unique twist, it may tempt me...
@hotukdeals I am happy to buy games purely for their Single-player - whether they have an MP or not - look at Uncharted and Last of Us - 2 games that have MP too. These certainly wouldn't be relegated because they offer some online features like MP.
First-person has me very not interested in this game anymore. Shame, really. I am not a fan of the genre.
Good news to me, I don't really fuss with multiplayer in many games.
It's ticking all the right boxes. Somebody pinch me.
I'm fine if they go down a GTAV route and have a large expansive single player narrative but have a MP version personally, especially if it helps funds more single player games.
I can’t believe all the people whining about it being first person. 😂 it’s CD Projekt RED, you’re going to be missing out on brilliance just because of a perspective view, lmao. Whatever I guess, there really is no pleasing anyone.
@Krest_arisen Really? I hadn't heard that... if so, that makes me happy LOL. Thanks!
@JesWood13 It's called liking a style of game of not. Period. And all my choice, so I don't care what you think about it. Thanks for sharing though.
@Krest_arisen @starhops Nah, it's first-person only. You can apparently have a third-person view when you're in vehicles, but that's it.
Good.we dont need multiplayer.single player is where its at.word up son
@starhops you are definitely on drugs.i didn't grow up with fps.and i l💞ve fps.fallout.resistance.borderlands.killzone.metro.deus ex.call of juarez.singularity etc.word up son
@playstation1995 Hehe probably... but I don't tell. I didn't grow up on them either and I'm old school gamer from the birth of video games. Still doesn't mean I like FPS. I think missing half your perspective just doesn't do it for me; like walking with blinders on. I like my sprites!
Well that's good that it's more story driven. I dono, I just can't get super hyped for this. I am a little excited and curious but a part of me is sceptical. Just becaus a company can do a 3rd person fantasy rpg doesn't mean they can deliver a fps based in a futuristic city. I'm sure it will be awesome but there is always a chance it's not. I love CD but I prefer fantasy as in dragons and stuff compared to a cyberpunk theme. But I guess they wanted to try something fresh so good on them for branching out.
Give 0 f**** about ANY multiplayer for this game. Tired of sharing my narrative based games with random nobodies...
Not sure why anyone would want or expect multiplayer in a story-driven game like this. Looking at the trailer, I'm getting some Shadowrun on SNES/Genesis vibes from it, which means I'd probably prefer to play it alone.
Oh, I didn't know it's going to be first person. I kind of prefer 3rd person in role-playing so you can see your hard-earned armor and whatnot. On the other hand I don't dislike first person at all.
This is slowly becoming my most anticipated game of "near" future. Right up my alley for sure.
edit. oh, and the news at hand only makes it better. Focus on SP ftw.
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